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Kukaklek Lake
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Location Lake and Peninsula Borough
Coordinates 59°10′12″N 155°20′28″W / 59.17000°N 155.34111°W / 59.17000; -155.34111
Primary outflows Alagnak River
Basin countries United States
Surface area 46,080 acres (18,650 ha)
Average depth 810 feet (247 m)

'Kukaklek is a [lake in southern Alaska, near the base of the Alaska Peninsula. Located in Katmai National Park and Preserve, the lake is 46,080 acres (18,650 ha) in area and is the source for the Alagnak River, a designated Wild River. Notable for its excellent sport fishing, it is rated as one of the top wilderness destinations in Alaska. Wildlife in the area is typical of the Alaskan Peninsula, with grizzly bears, moose, gray wolf, and caribou frequently seen around the lake's shores. Grizzly bears in particular are frequently seen around the lake during the salmon run. The lake has recently been the source for a controversial grizzly bear hunt in Katmai Preserve.

Capt. Tebenkov of the Imperial Russian Navy published the native name on an 1849 map.

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