Eating and Sleeping

Several people inside a picnic area surrounded by an electric fence
At Brooks Camp, visitors may only eat or drink in buildings or designated picnic areas like this one.

NPS Photo/C. Chapman

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.

At Brooks Camp, the Trading Post, which is run by Katmailand, Inc., has limited snacks and soda available for purchase. While Brooks Lodge prioritizes food service for overnight guests, it may be possible to purchase meals from them depending on availability. However, visitors should not rely on this as their only source of food.

Several small cabins along a gravel path
An example of one of several overnight options available from Brooks Lodge.

NPS Photo/C. Chapman


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.

A tent with a gravel path leading to it surrounded by greenery
Brooks Camp Campground is the only campground in Katmai National Park.

NPS Photo/L. Law


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.

Brooks Camp Campground

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.

Backcountry Camping

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.

Camp Outside the 1.5-mile radius of Brooks Falls

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.

Side view of a wooden cabin looking out into landscape with trees, lake and mountains
Fure's Cabin right along the water offers excellent views.

Photo courtesy A. Willingham

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.

Fure's Cabin is a key stopover for those attempting the Savonoski Loop paddle trip, but it is also a beautiful destination in its own right. It is not an alternate for Brooks Camp Campground as the distance between the cabin and the campground requires at minimum a full day of paddling or the use of a boat or plane. There is no public transportation to Fure’s Cabin available. View a list of authorized commercial partners that may provide transportation services. Paddlers originating from Brooks Camp should allow one to three days to travel the 30+ miles from Brooks Camp to Fure's Cabin in the Bay of Islands.

Fure’s Cabin is $45 per night June 1 through September 17 and $22.50 per night outside of peak season. Guests at Fure’s cabin are limited to no more than four consecutive nights and seven nights per calendar year. Group size is limited to six. Discount passes are not valid for Fure’s Cabin reservations. Current year reservations for Fure’s Cabin can normally be made starting January 5 at 8am Alaska Time and operate on a 6-month rolling basis. Visit to make a reservation.

Learn more about Roy Fure and the history of the cabin.

Last updated: March 28, 2022

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