Another national park has added its camping reservations system to the recreation.gov portal. At Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska, this means you can go online to reserve campsites at Brooks Camp and other destinations in the park.
“Previously, campers with a break-in-stay at the Brooks Camp Campground had to make multiple reservations. The new features on recreation.gov will allow people to create itineraries on one reservation,” said Roy Wood, Katmai's chief of interpretation. “When the booking season for the campground opens, you’ll be able to reserve all of your nights in the campground on one reservation even if there is a break-in-stay.”
This feature is especially useful for people who stay at Brooks Camp before departing to other destinations in the park, such as the Savonoski Loop or the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.
The Brooks Camp Campground has a 60 person capacity. Staying in the 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 six.
“America the Beautiful” Access and Senior pass holders receive 50 percent discounts on camping.
During the $6 shoulder season, there is no potable water and the electric fence may not be operational.
Historic Fure’s Cabin, in Bay of Islands on Naknek Lake can also be reserved online in 2014. The cost for the cabin`is $45 per night June 1 through September 17. Guests at Fure’s cabin are limited to no more than four consecutive nights and seven nights per calendar year. Group size is limited to six.
Discount passes are not valid for Fure’s Cabin reservations.
Fees collected for Fure’s Cabin reservations will be used to maintain the cabin, adjacent structures, grounds, and the portage trail to Lake Grosvenor.
For reservations outside of the reservation period above, please contact the park at 907-246-3305. 2014 reservations for the Brooks Camp Campground and Fure’s Cabin can be made starting January 5 at 8 a.m. Alaska Time, 12 p.m. Eastern. Visit www.recreation.gov for more information.