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 »
Things To Do
Backcountry Hiking and Camping: From the lowland tundra of Bristol Bay to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and the rugged Pacific Coast, Katmai is wide open for exploration.
Bear Watching: Bears are everywhere in Katmai. Few places on earth have as many bears as Katmai or offer comparable bear viewing opportunities.
Brooks Camp: This is Katmai’s most popular destination and for good reason. Its combination of bear viewing, sport fishing, scenery, history, and facilities is unequaled.
Flightseeing: Many pilots would argue that Katmai is best seen from the air.
Fishing: Are you an angler looking to fish in streams with numerous, ravenous, and trophy-sized fish? Look no further.
Hunting and Trapping: These activities are permitted in the preserve area of Katmai.
Nearby Attractions: Katmai is just one of the many spectacular areas on the Alaska Peninsula.
Ranger-led Programs: Evening slide shows, walks, hikes and other ranger-led activities are offered at Brooks Camp from June 1 to September 17.
Did You Know?
The world's largest run of sockeye salmon occurs in Bristol Bay, Alaska each summer. Part of that salmon run move into Katmai National Park and Preserve through the Naknek and Alagnak rivers.