• Waiting for supper to cook in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes in 1917.


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    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 »

Camping at Brooks Camp

Brooks Camp Campground is the only developed campground in Katmai National Park and Preserve. It is located on the shore of Naknek Lake, about .3 miles (.5 km) from the Brooks Camp Visitor Center.

Facilities in the campground include a food cache, gear cache, fuel storage locker, potable water, cooking shelters, fire rings, and vault toilets. The campground is also surrounded by an electric fence. Potable water is only available and the electric fence is only maintained between June 1 through September 17. Campers are limited to 7 nights in July and 14 nights per calendar year.

There are no designated sites in the campground. Instead, it has a 60 person capacity. Demand for the campground is especially high during peak bear viewing times at Brooks Camp—late June through July and September. Make your reservations early.

Making Reservations
The Brooks Camp Campground costs $12 per person per night June 1 through September 17 and $6 per person per night in May and September 18 through October 31. America the Beautiful Access and Senior pass holders can enjoy 50% discounts on camping reservations.

Reservations for the current calendar year can be made by visiting www.recreation.gov beginning January 5 at 12:00 PM EST. You may also call 1-877-444-6777 to make reservations.

For more information, download a brochure on the Brooks Camp Campground and visit our camping frequently asked questions.


Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Mt. Martin is just one of the many active volcanoes in Katmai National Park. Mt. Mageik, Trident Volcano, Mt. Griggs, Novarupta, and Mt. Katmai are four other active volcanoes in surrounding the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.