Brooks Camp Visitor Camping & Meals Information
No Trace camping is permitted anywhere in Katmai National Park & Preserve, except within 5 miles of Brooks Camp, where campers must camp in the established Brooks Camp Campground.
The Brooks Camp Campground is located approximately 1/4 mile north of the Brooks Camp Visitor Center, and is the only established campsite in Katmai. The campsite is limited to 60 persons per day. It is for this reason that the required advance reservations for camping permits are filled very early in the application period. The best viewing period during July may have reservations filled in a matter of hours from the January 5th, 1999 opening of the application period.
Advance reservations and both Day Use fee ($10/person/day) and Campground fee ($5/person/night) payments are required in advance through the National Park Reservation Service (800) 365-2267 or for International 1-301-722-1257. Reservations for the 1999 season opened January 5th, 1999. Reservations must be made prior to arriving at Brooks Camp.
If you are visiting Brooks Camp through a package offered by a commercial service, it is best to contact them well in advance to insure the appropriate reservations, permits and fees have been taken care of.
Campers may either make reservations for meals at Brooks Lodge, or provide their own portable camp stove for food preparation in the designated Campground cooking shelters. White gas is available for stoves at the Brooks Lodge Trading Post but propane is not available.
Meals are served at Brooks Lodge and are available by advance reservation to all visitors to Brooks Camp. Brooks Lodge Trading Post also sells fishing gear and licenses, T-shirts and sweats, some snack foods, souvenirs, and other limited supplies. All food must be secured so as to prevent bears from gaining access to it. No food is allowed to be carried on the trails and paths of Brooks Camp, including candy, gum, mints, beverages (other than water), and any other edible items.
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