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Brooks Camp

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I waited over 10 years to go to Katmai National Park. We ended up with 3 nights of campground reservations this year after I botched lodge reservations for 2017 and couldn't get over it, so we planned the trip as the end to an Alaskan adventure. I love camping, so in my opinion, it worked out better than being in...

3Thank stephsk8s
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed with a tent for four mights at the camp and travel to see the grizlies catch the salmones. Great opportunity to see it from very close. Our mission was to take great photos and we made it. The best time to be at the platform is earlyorning and late afternoon then it is less crowded.

4Thank Ys1141963
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This was a great place to visit. Watched the big Brown Bears catching salmon, got some hikes in, and stayed in a nice cabin. The rangers and staff at the camp were great too - always friendly and helpful, you could tell they liked working there. The food at the lodge was really good too.

2Thank bpacker55
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Once I got used to the idea of a bear deterrent fence as the only barrier between me and the bears-it was amazing!! BTW, the ranger did come around and hook a meter up the the fence to check the fence. We had a momma bear and yearling munching on berries right outside the fence one evening. The bears don't...

3Thank Lukeoline
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 July 2016

we booked for 2 nights and only ended up staying for 1 I was raining and just a washout. The single most amazing experience of my life. To see bears in the wild lime that. Will be returning hopefully when it is not raining!! I agree about the cabins they are a ripoff camping is the way to go. we...

3Thank 668jimmyj
Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The brooks camp campground was nothing special for a national park campground. They had cooking shelters and a place to store your food. The camp sites (tho not official spaces) where spread out so you weren't on top of each other. Because you have to cook at a shelter it and there were only three it could get very busy...

6Thank ToniDO
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We spent one night in Katmai NP during this July 4th weekend. We stayed in the camp ground. The camp ground has 3 food shelters where you can cook and eat, 1 food storage room and 1 storage room for other luggage (the park suggests to leave as less items inside the tent as possible in case the bear accidentally...

6Thank sunnysideup911
Mission Hills, Kansas
Reviewed 26 August 2015

We extended the Alaska cruise by going to Brooks Camp and it was the highlight of the vacation. Arrived at Seward early morning. ACT (Alaska Cruise Transfer) bus took us to Anchorage to catch the Alaska air plane to King Salmon. Stayed overnight at King Salmon and next day morning Katmai air float plane took us to the Brooks camp....

8Thank BL007
Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2015

We booked our stay minutes after the reservations had opened up as I heard spaces fill up quickly. And now we know why. Brooks Falls is an incredible place to get up close and personal with BIG brown bears. There is no place like it in the World. We spent hours watching from the platforms, taking National Geographic quality photos...

4Thank ponyponypony
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We made the mistake of going here first on our Alaska trip. It was amazing, so much so that everywhere else we went afterwards was a bit on the dull side (with a few exceptions obviously!). I'm not sure what to say other than the bears were incredible. It was full on the main viewing platform in the afternoon so...

3Thank rosiefromlondon

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Additional Information about Brooks Camp

Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK 99613-0007
Region: United States > Alaska > Katmai National Park and Preserve
Price Range: $21 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Brooks Camp Hotel Katmai National Park And Preserve
Brooks Camp Alaska/Katmai National Park And Preserve
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“stayed in the tent camp.”
BL007, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Book super early to get any room at all. There aren't many!”
rosiefromlondon, 3 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Cabins are best, rooms at the ends of the lodge building are best there.”
  • Lodge room - exterior
  • Lodge room interior - toilet left, shower right.
NationalParkHiker, 13 Jul 2014 | Read review
“There are no good rooms. The cabins are all the same, 2 bunkbeds. If you can afford to have only 2 people in the room - do it, because the cabins are really small.”
ahrenmik, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
“Call early to get reservations”
gowest44, 17 Jul 2013 | Read review
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