Instructions for making Brooks Camp Campground Reservation (Jan. 9, 2014)
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. More »
Brooks Camp Bearcams
Now you can follow the lives of the brown bears of Brooks River anywhere with an internet connection. Katmai National Park and explore.org have partnered to bring the bears to you.
Several webcams stream live footage of the Brooks River and surrounding area. See the biggest, most dominant bears jockey for position at Brooks Falls. Watch mother bears teach their cubs lessons in survival. Experience the summer and fall seasons from a salmon’s perspective with an underwater camera.
Park rangers will be periodically available to answer your questions about the bears through blog postings, live tweets, live programs, and forum discussions.You can also discuss what you see with others bear cam viewers on explore.org.
If you have an iPad 2 or newer, check out our new, interactive iBook on iTunes, Brown Bears of Brooks Camp. It's free and has lots of photos of the bears, their life histories, videos, and interactive maps.
If you don't have an ipad, or want a smaller download that you can read on any computer or handheld device, make sure you download a copy of the Bears of Brooks River eBook (8.2mb pdf) to help you identify the bears and learn their life stories.
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.