Akokala Lake is a quaint little lake tucked into the drainage just north of Bowman Lake. It can be accessed either from the more popular and well maintained trail from Bowman or as a longer more adventurous route from the Inside North Fork Road. The trail from Bowman is mostly wooded and goes over Numa Ridge, pops out briefly into a burned area, then ends up at the lake where there is a campground. The route from the Inside North Fork Road starts out in North Fork meadows and wanders through previously burned areas rewarding you with deer, birds, flowers and downfall. The lucky visitor may even spot moose, elk, bear or wolves.