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its a nice park for the kiddos

I came here with my niece and she loved it as there were some ducklings nearby. I felt a bit... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2017
Rosie J
Urubamba, Peru
A little getaway in midtown.

Goose lake is tucked away between Northern Lights Bld and UAA. when the lake is frozen you can... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2015
Lisa S
Anchorage, Alaska
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  • Average14%
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  • Terrible0%
4 Jun 2018
“Too cold in early May!”
9 Mar 2017
“its a nice park for the kiddos”
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3038 Widgeon Ln, Anchorage, AK 99508-4617
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

We stopped by here, but did not stay long as the wind was super COLD. There was a swimming area and a place for lifejackets (they probably stock it in the warm season). There was also a cute playground.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

I came here with my niece and she loved it as there were some ducklings nearby. I felt a bit unsafe at times but it is a goodplace with a group of friends.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Rosie J
Reviewed December 16, 2016

While checking out Anchorage I decided I wanted to visit at least one of the "beach" areas of the city to see what they were like. We drove to this beach on a lake and I was surprised that it was fairly busy. It was...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ravekid
Reviewed July 5, 2016

I thought I would go swimming here. When I arrived, I found the shore and the swimming area dirty. Yuk. There is a nice picnic area, though (away from the lake, to the left at the end of the parking lot).

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank AKcabingirlA
Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

The lake itself is pretty dirty. Kids didn't seem to mind the grossness, but as a self-respecting adult, I have no desire to get in that water. The best part about it is that if you hang around long enough, there is usually an ice...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank radkatemax
Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to go swimming in a natural body of water with my son when we visited Anchorage. The weather was abnormally very warm so we took a cab Goose Like. I'm glad I did. My 11 year old son had a great time in...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank OliviaKort
Reviewed July 7, 2015

Goose lake is tucked away between Northern Lights Bld and UAA. when the lake is frozen you can xcountry ski or walk around. a great place for a photo op with the mountains right behind you in the distance. a nice Family swimming area in...More

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We went to Goose Lake on a warm sunny day and enjoyed seeing so many people playing in the water, BBQing on shore and just lazing in the sun. Easy to find and so enjoyable.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank AlaskaMomofTwo
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great wilderness oasis in Anchorage for swimming, sunbathing on warm, sunny days sandy beach on north shore. A bike trail wraps around the east side of the lake and links you to University of Alaska Anchorage Campus to the south.

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank LynnGary907
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

I've taken my kids swimming a few times this summer and had a great time every time. It is clean and have lifeguards on duty. We have never had any issues with leeches or swimmers itch.

Date of experience: July 2013
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