Katmai National Park and Preserve Hotel Tips by MTrav
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Most visitors to Katmai NP pass through King Salmon. Here are a few hotels in case you need to spend the night in King Salmon
I didnt stay at any of these hotels.
Quinnat Lodge US$ 250 per night 907 246 3000
King Ko Inn US$ 208 per night 907 246 3377
Antlers Inn US$ 110 per night 907 246 8525
Address: King Salmon
Comparison: about average
Directions: All within walking distance from the King Salmon airport terminal
A company called Katmailand operates a dining hall and cabins at Brooks Camp. I never went inside the cabins but they looked nice and I think they even have running water and a toilet.
Unique Qualities: The most outstanding thing about the cabins would be the price. The least expensive I saw was approximately US$ 350 per night.
On the plus side, you wont be tortured by insects and they are also on the shore of Naknek lake with a very nice view.
Also, the floatplanes from King Salmon begin bringing in visitors about 630 am, and the noise woke me up each morning at the campground, so if you are a late sleeper, you will probably sleep in better in a cabin.
Address: Brooks Camp Katmai National Park
Comparison: most expensive
Phone: 907 544 0551
Price: US$180 and up
The Katmai NP maintains a campground at Brooks Camp, about 1/4 mile from the visitor center. For US$ 8 per night you get a place to pitch a tent, cooking / fire areas, a food storage shed, and the company of fellow travellers.
This was a pleasant campground - clean with lots of deep grass. unfortunately it was hard to enjoy due to the intense presence of 'White Socks' (terrible biting flies).
Unique Qualities: The campground is cheap, especially considering the cost of the alternatives.
This is the only campground Ive ever seen that is surrounded by an electric fence... to keep out curious bears. Im sure I slept much better because of it.
The campground is on the western shore of Naknek Lake, and the view of the lake, floatplanes, and passing bears is great.
At least once per day, we were prevented from either getting to or from the campground due to bears on the trail between the campground and the rest of Brooks camp.
Address: Brooks Camp
Comparison: least expensive
Directions: Contact Katmai National Park to make reservations for the campground. In July, camp sites were booking up about 2 weeks in advance.
Phone: 907 246 3305
Price: less than US$20
One more option is to backpack / camp into the park and camp wherever you like. The only restriction is that no camping is allowed within a few miles of Brooks Camp, presumably due to the very high bear density,
There are at least two trails that begin at Brooks camp, or one can use the bus tour into the Valley of 10000 Smokes, and get off and be picked up anywhere along the 24 mile long road.
Naturally, you would need to be well prepared for bear encounters, bad weather, and insects.
Directions: Contact Katmai Natl Park for trail maps and other information.
Phone: 907 246 3305
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