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With Lake Hood, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Spenard is considered to be the largest floatplane harbor in the world.
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“float planes” (11 reviews)
“sea plane” (3 reviews)
“off road” (2 reviews)
3498 Lakeshore Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Lake Spenard is located just east of the Airport. It is the largest Sea Plane airport in the US. The lake has a few hotls & attractionas surrounding it as well as a winding public road (LakeShore Drive) with little traffic that you can bike...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Lake Spenard is the eastern arm of Lake Hood where the majority of small planes taxi in and out. It is a pleasure to watch, and has a small picnic area with a beach.

Thank scorpi3cats
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Our daughter loves airplanes and we'll bring her here to watch little airplanes land and take off from the lake. You can also book a airplane tour, but we never did it

1  Thank Jay_Hoeft
Reviewed 4 January 2016

We checked out both Lake Spenard and Lake Hood while doing our own personal tour of Anchorage. I'm tripped out by float planes to begin with so this was a little bit of heaven to me. We don't see too many of them back home...More

Thank jamesla2015
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Watching the float planes come in and take off provides endless entertainment. Both kids and adults love it.

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful scenery with a rare opportunity to view the landings and takings off of float planes. Super clean and well maintained.

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Busiest floatplane airport in the world. Great photo opportunities. If you want to hear the ATC chatter hang out at Rust's at the picnic tables by their FBO.....

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 September 2015

It's not surprising due to the vast distances in Alaska that there are a LOT of planes and many of those seem to be sea planes. You can sit there on the banks of the lake and check out the planes tied down next to...More

Thank AttorneyChrisCarr
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Reportedly the busiest sea plane port in the USA. It is busy but can be nice to watch planes and the lake from nearby restaurants!

Thank 400marviny
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Lake Spenard is not a big lake, but it has wonderful sight. The Lakefront hotel is located near here.

Thank minimize940314
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