Fees and permits There are no fees
charged for entrance to the park, but fees are charged for camping
in the Brooks Camp Campground, staying in Fure's Cabin, and for
Katmai National Park is situated near town of King Salmon in Bristol Bay Borough in Alaska,
Katmai National Park covers an area of 4,725,188
acres (19,122 km²).
Katmai National Park protects area around eponymous stratovolcano Katmai. It
is an active volcano that reaches an elevation of 2,000 meters and a
diameter of 10 km. During last and most powerful eruption in 1912 formed
a volcanic lake with a dull green water. Its eruption destroyed the pine
forest on the western slope of the volcano, turning it into the valley
thousands of fumes.
Katmai National Park was established in December 1980 by the law of the US
Katmai National Park occupies the entire coastline Shelikof Strait, the
Aleutian Peninsula and part of the land situated to the north of Lake
Katmai National Park
is mostly covered by mountains and
numerous rivers. Nature lovers come here for hiking, camping, fishing,
kayaking and canoeing. Keep in mind that these rivers are full of salmon
that draws dozens of brown bears that come here for fish. There are numerous
of these beautiful animals along Brooks River. Keep cautious of
these potentially violent animals, wear something that rattles and makes
noises and bring a pepper spray for protection.
Brooks Camp. Brooks Camp Campground is the only
developed/improved camping area in Katmai National Park and
Preserve. It is located on the shores of Naknek Lake, about a
quarter mile from the Brooks Camp Visitor Center. Facilities in the
campground include a food cache, gear cache, fuel storage locker,
potable water, cooking shelters, outhouse, and an electric fence.
Drinking water and the electric fence are only provided from June 1
to Sept 17 each year. The campground fills on a per person basis to
a maximum of 60 campers per night sharing 18 sites. Campsites will
be shared when the campground is filled to capacity and/or flooded.
Reservations must be made in advance - many days in July are booked
full within a few hours of the opening of the reservation period.
Reservations for the current calendar year can be made beginning
January 5 at 8AM AKST (noon EST) by visiting
http://www.recreation.gov or calling +1-877-444-6777. $12 per person
per night June 1 through September 17 and $6 per person per night in
May and September 18 through October 31.