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Contact: Roy Wood, 907-246-2122
Katmai National Park and Preserve Seeks Public Input on Fee Changes
Katmai National Park and Preserve is seeking public input on a proposal to raise the fee for camping at Brooks Camp Campground from $8 to $15 per person, per night. There is also a separate proposal to place the Fure's Bay of Islands Public Use Cabin on the national reservation system, Recreation.Gov, and to implement a new fee of $45 per night.
For approximately ten years, the fee for camping at Brooks Camp Campground has been $8 per person, per night. In an attempt to provide needed funding to better manage and maintain the Brooks Camp facilities, Katmai National Park and Preserve has proposed to raise the camping fee from $8 to $15 per person, per night ($7.50 for discount pass holders). The increased revenue will enable the park to provide necessary improvements and repairs to the existing facilities in the campground and other visitor use areas at Brooks Camp and elsewhere in the park. Recent improvements have included new restrooms, food/gear caches, cooking shelters, picnic tables, and fire rings.
In addition to the proposed campground fee increase, the park wishes to add the Fure's Bay of Islands Cabin to the national reservation system at www.Recreation.gov. Placing the cabin on the reservation system and collecting a fee of $45 per night will make it easier for visitors throughout the country to reserve the cabin, an important part of the popular Savonoski Loop paddle trip. The fees collected will be used to offset the cost of the reservation system, and for annual maintenance of the historic cabin and associated structures.
If approved, all new fees will go into effect on January 5, 2012. As in the past, campground and cabin reservations will be accepted beginning January 5, 2012 at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time.
Comments on these proposed fee changes may be submitted through Sunday, October 30, 2011, preferably via email to Roy Wood at email@example.com.Comments may be faxed to (907)246-2116 or mailed to:
ATTN: Campground Fee
P.O. Box 7
King Salmon, AK 99613
If you have any questions about the proposed changes to the fee structure, please contact Roy Wood, Chief of Interpretation, at (907) 246-2122 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional park information is available on the park website at https://www.nps.gov/katm or by calling (907) 246-3305 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm daily.