The Brooks Camp Campground sits among a forest of mature balsam poplar and birch trees on the shore of Naknek Lake. The campground’s location, facilities, and wildlife viewing opportunities make it one of the most unique campgrounds in North America.
There are no designated sites in the campground. Instead, it has a 60 person capacity. Demand for the campground is especially high during peak bear viewing times at Brooks Camp—late June through July and September. Make your reservations early. Many dates in July are booked full within a few hours of the opening of the reservation period. Please review the campground frequently asked questions for additional information.
Reservations for the current calendar year can be made beginning January 5 at 8 a.m. AKST (12:00 p.m. EST). Visit www.recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777 to make reservations. The Brooks Camp Campground costs $12 per person per night June 1 through September 17 and $6 per person per night in May and September 18 through October 31. Campers are limited to 7 nights in July and 14 nights per calendar year. Group size is limited to 6.
America the Beautiful Access and Senior pass holders can enjoy 50% discounts on camping reservations. Please note that fees for this campground are charged per person, not per group. Access and Senior pass discounts only apply to the card holder.
Watch a video about making campground reservations on Katmai’s Youtube Channel or see additional instructions for making reservations on recreation.gov.