Katmai Air operates a charter service from King Salmon to Brooks Camp. I think they are run by Katmailand.
Katmai Air is not the only charter avaliable in King Salmon, but they appeared to be the most popular. In July 2005 the charge was US$ 156 each person roundtrip King Salmon to Brooks Camp.
We went one way on a turbine C-207 and returned in an Otter. We enjoyed both flights, and they were flexible with us when we decided to extend our stay at Brooks Camp.
Dont be surprised if your bags are put on a different flight than you, and arrive hours later. This is done intentionally due to aircraft weight restrictions. It would be useful to have a separate, small carry-on bag with bugspray, raingear, camera, etc in case your bags are late.
There are no public phones at Brooks camp, (and no cellphone service) so if you need to change your departure time ask the Katmailand staff at the dining hall. They will make arrangements for you via satphone. There are many flights each day, and my impression is that they are somewhat flexible about changing flights. But they wont wait very long if you are late for your flight, and you may be stuck with the bill.
- National/State Park
- Adventure Travel
To King Salmon
Katmai NP is in a remote, roadless area of Alaska. Access to the park is generally by floatplane.
A visitor can charter a floatplane from Anchorage, Kodiak, or elsewhere to fly directly to the park.
Or, more commonly, a visitor can fly a scheduled airline flight to King Salmon, about 30 miles west of Katmai, then charter a floatplane for the short trip into the park.
Most scheduled flights to King Salmon are via Anchorage, about 290 miles east.
Alaska Airlines and PenAir have regular scheduled flights to King Salmon. During the summer, Frontier Flying Service and a variety of charters may be avaliable.
Keep in mind that it will be neccessary to charter a flight from King Salmon to Brooks Camp via floatplane, as there is no road from King Salmon to Brooks Camp.
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