Alaskan Adventures

Here are some suggestions of things to do while you’re here.

Egli Air Haul

Egli Air Haul is the commercial helicopter and airplane flying service in King Salmon.  They perform a variety of flight operations, including aircraft charter, aerial photography, and flightseeing.  They provide transportation for outdoor adventures such as catch and release heli-fishing, hiking and camping expeditions.  They can also assist with aerial filming and video/movie-making.  They perform specialized operations such as external load work.
Whether you need helicopter or airplane charter Egli Air Haul has the experience and expertise you need to accomplish your flying mission efficiently and safely.
Egli Air Haul is owned and operated by Sam Egli, the owner of Bear Trail Cabins.  He offers our guests amazing sightseeing helicopter flights to a number of different locations.  Feel free to ask us about flight options available when you’ll be visiting.
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Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park and Preserve is an American national park and preserve in southern Alaska, notable for the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and for its brown bears. The park and preserve encompass 4,093,077 acres.  The park is named after Mount Katmai, its centerpiece stratovolcano. The park is located on the Alaska Peninsula, across Shelikof Strait from Kodiak Island, with headquarters in King Salmon. The area was first designated a national monument in 1918 to protect the area around the 1912 major volcanic eruption of Novarupta, which formed the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a 40-square-mile (100 km2), 100-to-700-foot-deep (30 to 213 m) pyroclastic flow. The park includes as many as 18 individual volcanoes, seven of which have been known to be active since 1900.
Initially designated because of its volcanic history, the monument was left undeveloped and largely unvisited until the 1950s. The monument and surrounding lands became appreciated for their wide variety of wildlife, including an abundance of sockeye salmon and the brown bears that feed upon them. After a series of boundary expansions, the present national park and preserve were established in 1980 under the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
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Naknek River

Naknek River is a stream, 35 miles long, in the Bristol Bay Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.  It flows west from Naknek Lake to empty into Kvichak Bay, the head of Bristol Bay.  The river and lake are both known for their sockeye and other salmon.
King Salmon is near the mouth of the river, which lies within Katmai National Park and Preserve.