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Naknek Lake

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Canoeing
Description: Scenic lake in the park.
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Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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.

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Goes, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

A retiring Army buddy and myself had an awesome experience kayaking 7 days on Naknek. First and foremost, the kayak we rented from the concessionaire at Brooks Camp. The 21ft tandem was very sea worthy and well equipped with quality paddles, pump, compartment covers, life jackets and sponge. Albeit pricey, it was quality. Departing Brooks Camp and starting with a... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This is the biggest fresh water lake in Alaska. The water is an amazing blue. We flew in to Katmai National Park and landed on the lake. There are very few amenities but the trip is well worth it.

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North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Beautiful scenery and bear prints are plentiful on the beach. Lots of photo opportunities if the sun is out.

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I went to katmai in last week of july. It was a life changing experience. Had lot of fun walking up and down to brooks fall. I loved the dedication and enthusiasm of all NPS rangers. I miss crazy bear :). Here are some pictures from my trip [ http://creativeshutter.com/wordpress/?page_id=707 ] I would definitely come back to this wonderful place.

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Almere, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

On a cruise on Lake Naknek in search for bears on the shores, the engine broke down and we had to wait to be rescued. While waiting we enjoyed an awesome sunset over the lake!

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