One of the best national parks Difficult to access plan months ahead need small plane charter to fly there Walking trail to fall partly protected by guard rail fence Couple miles through trees carry bear repellant spray though no encounters reported . You will definitely see bears and salmon in river waterways follow instruction by camp guides don’t bring any food to carry . If you love nature wildlife must visit.
Il campeggio non ha dotazioni particolarmente comode, è molto wild. Ma la location merita sicuramente la visita la parco Katmai, con i suoi numerosi Grizzly che si apprestano a pescare i salmoni alle cascate. Non ci stancavamo mai di starli a guardare mentre giocavano, lottavano, pescavano e facevano la loro tranquilla vita prima del letargo dell'inverno.
This was my first camping experience, ever. The campground was clean, well-equipped, and felt relatively safe from the bear neighbors. They didn’t have showers, but we only stayed one night so that wasn’t really an issue for us. I believe you can buy tokens from the lodge. I 100% recommend the Valley of 10,000 Smokes Tour. It was breathtaking and I had no idea Alaska had a landscape like that. The hike is fairly strenuous though, so be ready for that. There are a lot of mosquitos. A lot. Take spray and long sleeved clothing. Would definitely stay again.
The campground is very nice, with good flat graveled tent sites. Others have given good tips and described it well. I'll add that you probably don't need to buy stove fuel; there is a locker where there is generally a lot of fuel that has been left by other campers. There is also a free food bin you can raid. There is one shower ($7 with a towel; extra 50 cents for soap) in the bathhouse near the lodge. Lodge guests have their own shower, so it's just for campers. As someone else said, pick a site near the edge so you aren't kept up by people socializing at the shelters. The float planes start bringing day trippers at 7:30, and they pull up outside the campground (and they are LOUD). But you probably weren't going there to sleep in anyway. Head to the falls first thing to beat day trippers, leave in late morning to come back to eat lunch, maybe do the Cultural Walk at 2 pm. Then head back around 4 when day trippers start leaving. It's amazing how few people are there over dinner hour. If you are having a hard time getting reservations, keep checking for cancellations. Don't give up and do a day trip, which can leave you very little time, particularly if you are delayed due to weather (note that the companies only sell you transportation to the main camp area/lodge. They do not promise you'll actually have time to walk the 1.5 miles to Brooks Falls). You can get stuck in bear jams, where they close the trail to the falls (there was a bear sleeping on trail the first day we were there, which entailed a closure), and there will likely be a wait for the falls platform between 10 and 4. It also seems that it's the day trippers that are least likely to follow rules, and are most likely to be sent back to do bear school again--some have the attitude that they spent a lot of money for a short time at the falls, and they are going to do whatever they want. We spent 3 nights and that was a good amount of time, though we could have done more. The most you stay, the more interesting things you see.…
We camped at Brooks for 1 night early July. Campground is OK, clean and spacious enough, no frills. The attraction of course is watching the salmon run and the bears. Overall this is well organised, with some rules to obey of course. Our timing was good, salmon count was moving up quickly, and the bears were all at the feast.