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Naknek Lake

Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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Description: Scenic lake in the park.
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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
38 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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