New Fees Proposed for 2012
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. 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 1, 2012. As in the past, reservations will be accepted beginning January 5, 2012 at 10:00am Eastern Standard Time.
If you have any questions or comments about this proposal, please direct your comments to Roy Wood, Chief of Interpretation, using this link.