Brooks Camp Campground is the only developed/improved camping area in Katmai National Park and Preserve. It is located on the shores of Naknek Lake, about a quarter mile from the Brooks Camp Visitor Center. Download the Brooks Camp Campground description for more information.
Facilities in the campground include a food cache, gear cache, fuel storage locker, potable water, cooking shelters, outhouse, and the electric fence. The campground facilities are only available from June 1 to Sept 17 each year. Before or after the operating season, plan on providing all of your own equipment including a bear resistant container (BRC) for food storage, water filter, and electric fence (recommended).
The campground fills on a per person basis, with a maximum of 60 campers per night sharing the area inside the electric fence. You will not have a designated site. Brooks Camp Campground tends to be near capacity from late June through July each year during prime bear viewing at Brooks River, so make your reservations early (see below). The cost is $12 per camper, per night (from June 1 to Sept 17).
Individuals may stay in the Brooks Camp campground a maximum of 14 nights per year; only 7 nights may occur during the month of July.
2013 reservations for the Brooks Camp Campground can be made by visiting www.recreation.gov beginning January 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST. You may also call 1-877-444-6777 to make reservations.