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 »
Two ebooks on the Brooks Camp bears are available. If you have an iPad 2 or newer, check out the interactive iBook on iTunes, Brown Bears of Brooks Camp. 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 to help you identify the bears and learn their life stories.
People have used the rich resources available in the Brooks River for nearly 5,000 years. In Story of a House, archaeologist Don Dumond illustrates this rich history by recounting the discovery, excavation, and reconstruction of a prehistoric home site along Brooks River.
Did You Know?
The average mid-summer weight of Katmai's adult male bears is 600-900 pounds (272-408 kg). Some of those bears will weigh over 1000 pounds (450 kg) in the fall. Amazingly, those bears only weighed 1 pound (.5 kg) when they were born.