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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Scenic lake in the park.

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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

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 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

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 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 bears but thanks to the stringent rules on humans carrying in food as enforced by... More 

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Thank Phil_Dolliff
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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.

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Thank Peter P
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 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 in all arms of the lake. The Iliuk Arm is turquoise blue from glacial silt... More 

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Thank vizslatraveler
Annapolis, Maryland
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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.

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Goes, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank Jos H
Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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209 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 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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Thank JeriLG
North Carolina
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank gowest44
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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