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Nature Walk

This was a nice casual walk along a beautiful lake. It had rained recently but we were provided... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Byers Lake Nature Walk

We did the guided walk booked through our Princess Cruise. We had a great hike and our naturalist... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Barb B
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147 Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-7238
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Reviewed September 22, 2018

Hard to determine where to access the lake. Not well-marked. Did not think it necessary to ask someone to get accurate information on this. Best advice is to get advice before you venture on some of the list "easy" walks in the Talkeetna area.

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

This was a nice casual walk along a beautiful lake. It had rained recently but we were provided with rain pants and boots which helped keep us relatively dry. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna but unfortunately the...More

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We did the guided walk booked through our Princess Cruise. We had a great hike and our naturalist guide, Malia, was amazing! She pointed gave us so much info about all the plants we were seeing and even gave us opportunities to taste some berries....More

1  Thank Barb B
Reviewed August 7, 2018

In this Post, I am going to focus upon the CAMPGROUND here at Byers Lake. The entrance is just South of the Alaska Veteran's Memorial at Milepost 147 on the Parks Highway. The cost to camp here is $20-per-site-per-night and $5-per-vehicle-per-day. The rates vary IF...More

3  Thank Kanbaatar
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We camped at the Byers Lake campground on our way to Fairbanks and on our way back. The lake is pristine, surrounding area beautifully forested, campground well-kept. LOVELY place to camp and explore. Bring your mosquito spray.

2  Thank Jane L
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Five members of our group took the Byers Lake Nature Walk, and all thoroughly enjoyed it! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Walking alone would have been a fine experience too, but we would have missed many of the plants our guide was able to...More

2  Thank mckleck
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is the ideal way to get outside for the casual hiker. Gorgeous views of the mountains, salmon spawning in the water, berries growing in the woods, just a lovely Alaskan experience.

1  Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

This was a great spot for a easy hike. The terrain is fairly flat, with few obstacles. Lots of birds and small animals around to get a look at.

1  Thank BelRae
Reviewed August 31, 2017

We had a nice day to hike around the lake. It is quiet. We saw salmon spawning, and we saw two pacific loons.

Thank Roxanne W
Reviewed August 22, 2017

If you like to hike, this is a "must do"! My hubby and 2 older teens stopped here for a break on our way from Anchorage to Denali. We took a hike around the lake and views were incredible! Yes, it was a clear day...More

1  Thank pkm6585
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Christine P
July 29, 2018|
Response from Partypoodle | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christine, Once you arrive, you may wish to visit the Denali Park Visitor Center and ask the rangers what the local regulations are for lake swimming. They can also advise if there are any common waterborne parasites or... More
June 25, 2017|
Response from seeshellestes |
I'm sorry but you are stuck without a vehicle. The lake is quite a distance from the lodge. The lodge does have trails that go up Keusugi Ridge but I would be a long but beautiful hike to Byers Lake....
May 8, 2017|
Response from seeshellestes |
Unsure. As of June still not completed. Knowing how slowly things get replaced with state/federal parks, possible government shut down here and Alaska money woes...I would not hold my breath for completion this year....I... More