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

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Beautiful lake in bear country

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lukeoline
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 lake.

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Oregon
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 from the Novarupta Volcano. The pumice is extremely light and even big rocks thrown into... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 Lodge. I highly recommend a kayak over a canoe for trips of any length on... More 

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New York City, New York
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143 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 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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29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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6 attraction reviews
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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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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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