New Recreation.gov Features for Katmai National Park Reservations
Contact: Michael Fitz, (907) 246-3305
Katmai National Park announces that new features on recreation.gov will simplify the reservation process for camping at Brooks Camp and other destinations in the park.
“Previously, campers with a break in stay at the Brooks Camp Campground had to make multiple reservations. The new features on recreation.gov will allow people to create itineraries on one reservation,” notes Roy Wood, Katmai National Park’s Chief of Interpretation. “When the booking season for the campground opens, you’ll be able to reserve all of your nights in the campground on one reservation even if there is a break in stay.” This feature is especially useful for people who stay at Brooks Camp before departing to other destinations in the park like the Savonoski Loop or the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.
The Brooks Camp Campground has a 60 person capacity. Staying in the campground costs $12 per person per night June 1 through September 17 and $6 per person per night in May and Sept 18 through October 31. Campers are limited to 7 nights in July and 14 nights per calendar year. Group size is limited to six. “America the Beautiful” Access and Senior pass holders receive 50% discounts on camping. During the $6 shoulder season, there is no potable water and the electric fence may not be operational.
Historic Fure’s Cabin, in Bay of Islands on Naknek Lake can also be reserved online in 2014. The cost for the cabin`is $45 per night June 1 through September 17. Guests at Fure’s cabin are limited to no more than 4 consecutive nights and 7 nights per calendar year. Group size is limited to six. Discount passes are not valid for Fure’s Cabin reservations. Fees collected for Fure’s Cabin reservations will be used to maintain the cabin, adjacent structures, grounds, and the portage trail to Lake Grosvenor. For reservations outside of the reservation period above, please contact the park at 907-246-3305.
2014 reservations for the Brooks Camp Campground and Fure’s Cabin can be made starting January 5, 2014 at 8 AM Alaska Time, 12:00 PM Eastern. Visit www.recreation.gov for more information.
About Brooks Camp and Katmai National Park
Brooks Camp attracts people from all over the world, because it offers amazing opportunities to watch brown bears, enjoy world-class sport fishing, explore unique volcanic landscapes, and learn about the long human history of the area. Brooks Camp is also a staging area for many backcountry adventures.
From June 1 to September 17, the National Park Service operates a visitor center, ranger station, campground, and auditorium with daily interpretive programs. Katmailand, Inc., provides additional services and amenities, including meals and lodging at Brooks Lodge.
Additional park information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/katm or by calling (907) 246-3305 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm daily.
Did You Know?
The bear that you see in the park may be older than you think. Brown bears can live up to 30 years, although 20 years or less is more common.