Brooks Camp

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Brooks Camp
The first night camping at Brooks Camp comes with a free dose of buzzing energy. After all, the only thing keeping the bears that hang around the area from wandering through the campground—and up to your tent—is a round of electric fencing. But, fear not, there haven’t been any bear incidents at the camp. This is no Disney production but there are safety measures that will keep you feeling like you’re alone in the backcountry too. Cradled between Brooks River and Naknek Lake in Katmai National Park, Brooks Camp gives overnight access to something that most visitors to Brooks only dream of: less people at the viewing stand to watch the big brown bears of Katmai do some fishing, bathing, fighting, and, if you’re lucky, hanging around with their cubs. You’ll need to bring your own camping gear and, if you like, food. Rather have somebody else do the cooking? Pay for meals at Brooks Lodge. Either way, spend part of each evening with cocktails and the company of fellow overnighters around the lodge’s massive fireplace.
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