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Byers Lake

147 Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK 99676
+1 907-733-7238
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A great, level stroll in the Alaskan wilderness

This is the ideal way to get outside for the casual hiker. Gorgeous views of the mountains, salmon... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Partypoodle
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Seal Beach, California
Great spot for a lot key hike

This was a great spot for a easy hike. The terrain is fairly flat, with few obstacles. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
BelRae
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Canberra
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147 Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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"beautiful lake"
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"great campground"
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"suspension bridge"
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"the loop"
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"pretty lake"
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"rent kayaks"
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"easy hike"
in 4 reviews
"lake trout"
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"camping ground"
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"pit toilets"
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"salmon"
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"bug spray"
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"parks highway"
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"trumpeter swans"
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"trapper creek"
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Reviewed 1 May 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.

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Reviewed 15 September 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.

Thank BelRae
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 22 August 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

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Good prices a friendly staff rented a canoe for the day but would recommend bringing an anchor if you a using it for fishing being solo and with wind on the lake can be challenging to keep yourself on the fish everything else they provided

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We didn't have a lot of time to spend here, but I would go back and rent kayaks or go for a hike around the lake. Beautiful, and remarkably the water isn't that cold!

Thank Deb W
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

WE went to Byer's Lake and rented canoes for a few hours. The prices are fair and the staff was very friendly. the canoes are right down by the lake so there is no need to carry them. on a sunny day the views are...More

Thank creebol
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We had a great hike at Byers Lake and rented a canoe for an hour ($20). It's a gorgeous lake, so seeing it from the boat and trail was nice.

Thank Rebecca B
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Big spacious sites. Clean pit toilets. Wonderful hiking trails.Canoes/Kayaks for rent on the lake. Children life vests available at no charge.Wildlife. Best part was NO motorized vehicles (boats / aircraft) allowed. Peaceful. I would give this an 'excellent' if the campground road wasn't marked by...More

1  Thank 2xDeal
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

We went kayaking with Denali Southside River Guides on Byers Lake. I think you can rent kayaks there as well. If you are lucky to have a clear day, there are spectacular views of Denali for, the lake. Even if you can't see Denali, it...More

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littlett
26 June 2017|
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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....
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Cataffy
8 May 2017|
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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
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