Instructions for Making a Brooks Camp Campground Reservation
The reservation period for the Brooks Camp Campground did open as advertised at 8 AM Alaska Time on January 5. However, some people did find the reservation process confusing.
When "katmai" is typed into the search box on the homepage for recreation.gov, three different results for Katmai appear. Only the last result, "Katmai National Park and Preserve - Permits" links to the correct webpage to begin the reservation process (see the photo below). This seems to be the primary source of confusion, and we are working with recreation.gov to remedy it. To go directly to the correct page to begin the reservation process, click here.
Once you are on the permitting page for Katmai National Park and Preserve, select “Overnight” under the Find Permits menu on the left side of the page.
After the page refreshes, select “Campground” under Entrance Type then enter your start date, group size, and length of stay. Click “Search” and this will bring you to the page where you can begin building your itinerary.
Information on America the Beautiful Access and Senior Discounts
Please also note that the reservation system for the Brooks Camp Campground does not currently accept discounts for America the Beautiful Access and Senior passes. However, these discounts can be applied retroactively. Please bring your pass to the Brooks Camp Visitor Center when you check in and rangers will apply the discount then. Discounts for the campground only apply to the pass holder. No discounts will be given for Fure's Cabin permits.
We are actively working with recreation.gov to correct the issues brought to our attention. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.
Did You Know?
The Brooks River area hosts the highest density of Arctic Small Tool tradition houses yet known. The people of the Arctic Small Tool Tradition, which dates from about 3,000 to 3,800 years ago, left little evidence of their presence in Alaska.