Katmai National Park Seeking Comments Over Proposed Campground Fee Increases
The following is courtesy of Katmai National Park and Preserve:
Katmai National Park and Preserve Solicits Feedback on Proposed Campground Fee Increases
KING SALMON, Alaska ––Katmai National Park and Preserve is proposing a fee increase for overnight camping at its Brooks Campground for the 2023 camping season. Increased revenue from campground fees will enable the park to keep up with the rising costs of campground operations, better maintain facilities, and provide for improved compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) within the campground.
Brooks Campground, which is a remote destination which accommodates visitors to the Brooks Camp Developed Area, is extremely popular and is open seasonally from May 1st-October 31st. Current campground fees have been in place since 2013. These proposed fee increases would make the park’s campground fees consistent with other public and private camping facilities. Reservations for 2023 open on January 5, 2023 and are obtained through Brooks Camp Permit, Katmai National Park & Preserve – Recreation.gov.
The proposed recreation fee changes for the Brooks Campground are listed below:
- Peak Season Rate (For the dates of June 1-September 17):
- Current 2022 fee: $12.00 per person/night
- Proposed 2023 fee: $18.00 per person/night
- Non-peak Season Rate (May1-May 30 and September 18-October 31):
- Current 2022 fee: $6.00 per person/night
- Proposed 2023 fee: $10.00 per person/night
The $6.00 advanced reservation fee that applies to each reservation will remain the same.
Katmai National Park and Preserve is interested in hearing your thoughts about the proposed increases to campground fees. To provide input on the proposal, please visit the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website at: Parkplanning – Katmai National Park and Preserve Solicits Feedback on Proposed Campground Fee Increases (nps.gov). The park will be accepting public comments on the proposed fee increases beginning September 1 through September 30, 2022.