Where To Eat
If you are not staying overnight at a lodge, be prepared to bring all your own food during your visit to the park. Remember to follow all rules and regulations pertaining to bear safety and food storage/consumption. Special rules apply at Brooks Camp.
The only overnight lodge accommodation at Brooks Camp is Brooks Lodge. The lodge is run by Katmailand, Inc., the only National Park Service authorized concessioner in Katmai offering overnight accommodations and food and beverage service.
Other Lodging within Katmai
There are several other lodging options located on private property and owned and operated by private sector businesses. Learn more about lodging and contact each place directly to determine pricing and availability.
Sometimes just a day isn't quite enough to truly capture the feeling of a special place. Spend the night outdoors and camp at Katmai.
Katmai National Park and Preserve has only one maintained campground, Brooks Camp Campground. Spend the night near the shores of Naknek beach. The campground’s location, facilities, and wildlife viewing opportunities make it one of the most unique campgrounds in North America.
Aside from Brooks Camp, very little of the park has developed facilities, leaving ample opportunities to explore Katmai’s vast wilderness. No permits are necessary to camp in Katmai's backcountry, but careful planning is necessary in order to have a safe and enjoyable visit.
There is limited overnight accommodation at Brooks Camp. If there is no availability at either the Brooks Camp Campground or Brooks Lodge, occasionally visitors chose to backcountry camp outside the Brooks Camp Developed Area (BCDA). The BCDA is defined as a 1.5-mile radius from the Brooks Falls Platform. Learn more if you are considering this option.
Public Use Cabin
Fure's Cabin, a beautifully constructed one-room house, located on the north side of the Bay of Islands in Naknek Lake and accessed by float plane or boat. Now a refuge for kayakers, canoers, and hikers, the cabin was once the home of trapper, miner, and famed Naknek local Roy Fure.
Last updated: March 28, 2022