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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 July 22, 2017
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 July 20, 2016
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Reviewed July 22, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed June 28, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank librarynan
Reviewed June 5, 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

Date of experience: July 2015
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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

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank TravellingNature
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Phil_Dolliff
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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Peter P
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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank vizslatraveler
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.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank mdsailorman
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

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank Jos H
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