KATMAI NATIONAL PARK, Alaska — It is one of the least visited National Parks in the United States, but what it lacks in tourists -- it makes up for in wonders.
Katmai National Park is home to the greatest concentration of protected Brown Bears anywhere in the world. An estimated 2500 of the animals roam the land here and in neighboring McNeilRiver State Park.
That is more Brown Bears in this one area than in all of the Lower-48 combined.
The park draws 10,000 visitors to Brooks Camp, where 100 of those bears enjoy feasting on the July Salmon Runs.
The odds of meeting a bear are so high, that the Park Service requires every visitor to attend a bear-safety lecture upon arrival in Brooks.
But the bears aren't the only attraction at Katmai.
It is also possible to ride out to the site of the biggest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century.