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

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Float Plane Landing

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Peter P
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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173 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 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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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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
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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Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Katmai National Park and Preserve

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