Southwest of Anchorage near King Salmon, the Naknek River is popular with fly fishermen for huge Naknek rainbow trout, king salmon and sockeye salmon. The Naknek River runs 35 miles from Naknek Lake down to the Bering Sea. The main section is the upper 15 miles.
One of the best sections for fly fishing the Naknek River is from Lake Camp downstream through the Rapids Camp. The best access is via King Salmon airport.
Overall, Naknek River is the 15th most popular fly fishing river of all 18 fly fishing spots in Alaska.