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“Lake full of aeroplanes.”
Review of Lake Spenard

Lake Spenard
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US$20.00*
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Anchorage Trolley Tour
Ranked #62 of 229 things to do in Anchorage
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Owner description: With Lake Hood, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Spenard is considered to be the largest floatplane harbor in the world.
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Lake close to the city and full of small float planes.Unusual sight so close to airport and hotels.
All makes and configeration of float aircraft.

Thank Gunner do
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

We sat on the patio of The Lakefront hotel and watched the float planes landing and taking off and there were many of them. Apparently more people own a small plane in Alaska than anywhere else and I can believe it. Its fascinating watching them all colours of the rainbow. Also from there you can watch planes taking off and landing at Anchorage Airport. If you are brave enough there are opportunities to go on a flight even over Mount Denali!

Thank Jill C
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

There is parking on the north side of the lake with a little park. The lake is beautiful and I walked all the way around it. There is also parking at the DOT where I viewed the planes taking off over Lake Spenard and Lake Hood. Each plane hut is unique the if the wind is calm the lake is highly reflective and you can get wonderful photographs, especially looking east toward the Chugach Mountains. When the sun is setting the light is mirrored off the water. Some of the plane owners give tour rides and information is available at the plane huts.

Thank isaw500
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Not a better place in the world to watch floatplanes at the worlds largest and busiest seaplane base! You can walk around the lake, it's a 4 mile walk.

Thank captTK
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Lot of floatplanes there, you can take floatplane ride from there to various tourist attractions or just half an hour city ride

Thank Travellar_global
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