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Address: Katmai National Park and Preserve, AK
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A five- to ten-day paddle route around the park.

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The Real Alaska

Ok all you kayakers can groan now, we run the loop with our jet sled. This is an absolutely outstanding part of Alaska. If you can read water you can run the Savonoski. It's a... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Jeff J
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Crystal River, Florida
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Crystal River, Florida
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Ok all you kayakers can groan now, we run the loop with our jet sled. This is an absolutely outstanding part of Alaska. If you can read water you can run the Savonoski. It's a challenge but there are no rocks to speak of just a silty bottom. Starting at Fure's cabin is nice but puts you a bit out... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

You need to travel this loop to get into the beauty of the park. The quiet and tranquility does much to reflect

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

I did the full loop in 7 days in early July 2015 with a friend. We used folding kayaks (a Folbot Yukon and Folbot Greenland I). The biggest dangers on this trip are winds and waves on the lakes, the willawas that come up suddenly, and the endless strainers and sweepers on the Savonoski River. The portage was difficult with... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2004

Canoeing this 80 mile loop is THE way to experience the Alaskan wilderness! It is not, however, for a beginner. It can be rainy with poor visibility, as it was the first 2 - 3 days of my paddle, and made orienteering the Bay of Islands difficult. The portage trail is long and strenuous. If you have the extra cash,... More 

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