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Lake Spenard

3498 Lakeshore Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517
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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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3498 Lakeshore Drive, Anchorage, AK 99517
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

We stopped by after a full day and had lots of fun watching the seaplanes land and take off. There is a little park that has picnic tables and benches, so you can enjoy watching the planes there. There is also a small playground for...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful float plane base. Lots of activity. Very relaxing to watch the planes take off and land. What a hoot watching a pickup tow a float plane around like you would see being fine with a boat most other places.

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank isaw500
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
Reviewed 14 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
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Very interesting..... watching sea planes taking off and landing. A different way of life than the lower 48 states.

Thank Gale S
Reviewed 30 July 2016

One could sit for hours and watch the float planes come and go. Very good walk around the lake. Well worth a visit.

Thank TravelhappyEngland
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We only knew a little about the local air services, however through the trolley tour got to see both Lake Spenard and Lake Hood. The range of float planes and flights taking off or retuning was amazing.

Thank annski
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