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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.
3498 Lakeshore Dr, Anchorage, AK 99517-2736
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Spent a pleasant afternoon sitting on the side of the lake marvelling at the skill of the many small plane pilots taking off and landing on the lake. A good way to spend a restful couple of hours watching life on this busy lake fly...More

Thank DerekB2441
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Interesting to see the sea planes parked and how they're stored. Little storage sheds at most of the "stalls". I drove around the lake. Need to be careful, it's an active airport, but not a lot of activity going on. Great air museum nearby, Alaska...More

Thank 415Cyclist
Reviewed November 25, 2017

Out in the near vicinity of the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, you have one area or venue or attraction that is, in an overall sense, composed of two separate, individual lakes with a connecting waterway between them. One lake to the East is Lake...More

2  Thank kanbaatar
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Lake Spenard is an amphibious plane center. All around the edge of the lake sea planes are tied to the shore. Every hour a sea plane is taking off our landing. Excursions can be booked. Off in the distance is Anchorage International Airport. How this...More

1  Thank dianel103
Reviewed September 2, 2017

They take off and land on the lake. You need to walk down the road to see most of the take offs... but interesting to watch the planes..

Thank connnieb
Reviewed September 1, 2017

The lake is spectacular even if it happens to be a rainy day. We walked around the lakefront several times and then took a float plane to see the scenery from above.

Thank dmflord
Reviewed June 27, 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 June 26, 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 October 5, 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 Gunnerdo
Reviewed September 14, 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
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