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Naknek Lake

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Pretty lake, lots of salmon, camping, lodge, and bears

We camped 50' from Naknek Lake in the NPS campground behind a secure electric fence, while storing... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Traveler_from_Alaska
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Alaska
Beautiful lake in bear country

This is the lake where most floatplanes land (unless the winds change and you'll land at Brooks... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2016
Lukeoline
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Dallas, Texas
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Scenic lake in the park.
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“stay close” (3 reviews)
“brooks camp” (2 reviews)
“float plane” (5 reviews)
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Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We camped 50' from Naknek Lake in the NPS campground behind a secure electric fence, while storing food and gear in separate walk-in lockers. Campsite was spotless and vault toilets were cleaned and restocked regularly. But crossing the floating bridge to get to bear viewing...More

Thank Traveler_from_Alaska
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This is the lake where most floatplanes land (unless the winds change and you'll land at Brooks Lake). Bears swim here, comb the shore, and walk the paths all around this lake. This is the lake that Brooks Campground is on. Beautiful sunrises on the...More

Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Brooks Lodge fronts Naknek Lake and the lake provides the floatplane with a place to land. If the wind is "wrong", they must land on Brooks Lake. One of the cool things about Naknek is the fishing, and another is the abundance of pumice rock...More

Thank librarynan
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I have done two kayak trips on Naknek Lake. One in July 2014 from Brooks Camp to Fure's Cabin and back, through the Bay of Islands, and the other in July 2015 doing the Savonoski Loop clockwise. You can rent kayaks and canoes at Brooks...More

Thank vizslatraveler
Reviewed 21 December 2015

From the lake you can look out into the distance and see the mountains which are part of the park and watch sunrise and sunset

Thank TravellingNature
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We flew into Naknek Lake on our way to Brooks Falls. The lake itself is beautiful and surrounded in the distance by beautiful mountains. We did not fish while we were there so I cannot comment on that aspect. The lake is frequently visited by...More

Thank Phil_Dolliff
Reviewed 31 July 2015

The place where the float planes land and park to bring visitors to Brooks Fall camp and lodge. The lake is also full of fish which you can see quit plainly through the crystal clear water. The scenery all around the lake is just beautiful.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 22 July 2015

Naknek Lake is beautiful. Especially the Bay of Islands. Great fishing for trout and pike. Stay close to shore if you are in a small craft and watch carefully for the willawas, sudden winds that turn a quiet lake into a death trap. Beautiful views...More

Thank vizslatraveler
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Flying in a float plane, taking off and landing in water, is pretty exciting the first couple times you do it. Thankfully, Naknek Lake was calm every time we had to use it.

Thank mdsailorman
Reviewed 10 July 2014

In July and September this is one of the best locations for bear viewing in the world. Naknek Lake is a marvellous spot, tranquil and beautiful

Thank Jos H
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