The Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge is nestled on the bank of Naknek (NACK-neck) River fourteen miles downstream from Naknek Lake and Katmai National Park, and 280 miles southwest of Anchorage. The Naknek is the only connection between Bristol Bay and the massive Naknek Lake drainage. Thus, each year millions of salmon that are returning to the drainage to spawn must swim right past the lodge. Millions of salmon must swim right past the lodge to access their spawning grounds. With all of the salmon in this watershed, the native Rainbow Trout and Arctic Grayling grow to unbelievable size.