Getting To Brooks Camp, Katmai National Park & Preserve

Katmai Air float plane approaching on the last day of the season in late September

Anchorage to King Salmon

Getting to Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park & Preserve typically requires first flying into King Salmon (AKN), Alaska.

You can fly from Anchorage (ANC) to King Salmon (AKN) on Alaska Airlines or Katmai Air.

Flights into and out of Alaska are sometimes at strange hours in the middle of the night or early morning.  Most of the time, I opt to do a long layover in the Anchorage airport versus booking a hotel for a long layover.  It is common to see other travelers resting/sleeping in the airport while waiting for their flights.    You can pay for overnight luggage storage at the airport.  Bring some earplugs.

You won’t be able to change into “Katmai clothes” until you arrive at Brooks Camp.  I recommend wearing a long-sleeved shirt and long pants in Anchorage and keeping your bug spray easy to access when you land in King Salmon and then Brooks Camp.  Also, keep a rainjacket on your person when you leave Anchorage.