Brook Camp Campground (Katmai National Park)

State: Northern California

Short Name: Brook Camp Campground

Address 1: Katmai National Park

Open: Seasonal

Camp URL:

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).

Making Reservations
2010 Reservations for Brooks Camp Campground can be made by visiting beginning January 5, 2010 at 10:00 am est.