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Lake Spenard

3498 Lakeshore Dr, Anchorage, AK 99517-2736
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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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  • Average8%
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3498 Lakeshore Dr, Anchorage, AK 99517-2736
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"float plane"
in 5 reviews
"aviation heritage museum"
in 3 reviews
"ted stevens"
in 2 reviews
"international airport"
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"seaplane base"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"hood"
in 7 reviews
"lakefront"
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"shore"
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"alaska"
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"activity"
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"lakes"
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Beautiful resort, back patio dining with view of lake and planes. Seaplane rides available. Not very expensive!

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed 10 June 2016

we took Rust's Flight service to fly to fish and bear viewing, its a great adventure and perfect to start all your trips around Alaska

Thank baerenzungthomas
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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