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Why go there?

A river that runs wild in more than one way. Known locally as the "Branch River" due to the many branches than can confuse boaters, Alagnak Wild River is an extraordinary destination for grizzly and black bears, moose, beaver, foxes, otter and other wildlife. Humans first arrived here 14,000 years ago, during the retreat of the last Ice Age. The area has a rich history of indigenous peoples, primarily the Yup'ik and Dena'ina Athabascan. Hunting and fishing are still allowed here, unlike in nearby Katmai National Park and Preserve.

About the Park

  • Natural

  • Camping

  • Fishing

  • Canoeing & kayaking

  • Bird and wildlife viewing

  • Hiking

  • Boating

  • Bears

  • Hunting

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