State: Northern California
Short Name: Brook Camp Campground
Address 1: Katmai National Park
Full Hook: Yes
National Park: 201
Brooks Camp Campground
Brooks Camp Campground is the only developed/improved camping area in Katmai National Park and Preserve. It is located on the shores of Naknek Lake, about a quarter mile from the Brooks Camp Visitor Center.
Facilities in the campground include a food cache, gear cache, fuel storage locker, potable water, cooking shelters, outhouse, and the electric fence. The campground facilities are only available from June 1 to Sept 17 each year. Before or after the operating season, plan on providing all of your own equipment including a bear resistant container (BRC) for food storage, water filter, and electric fence (recommended).
The campground fills on a per person basis, with a maximum of 60 campers per night sharing the area inside the electric fence. You will not have a designated site. Brooks Camp Campground tends to be near capacity from late June through July each year during prime bear viewing at Brooks River, so make your reservations early (see below). The cost is $8 per camper per night (from June 1 to Sept 17).
2010 Reservations for Brooks Camp Campground can be made by visiting www.recreation.gov beginning January 5, 2010 at 10:00 am est.