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Wonder Lake

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonder Lake campground is a must stay for tent campers visiting Denali for more than a day or two. Beautiful!

Thank Kelly K
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Wonder Lake is included on full day trip to end of the road in Denali National Park. Clear day but Mt McKinley had clouds so missed that great view. Lots of wildlife along the route which made for a 14+ hour day. Would love to...More

Thank lookingback
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Stay at North Face Lodge then the walk to Wonder Lake is a lovely experience. Animals are close by and hopefully want to show themselves to you.

Thank jettag1950
Reviewed 18 September 2017

It requires a box lunch because of the long trip. It was a wonderful trip. We learned a lot and saw 12 bears, 1 moose, Dal sheep.

1  Thank epcot5
Reviewed 14 September 2017

A hike a Wonder Lake is a lovely tranquil experience. The views of Denali are beautiful from here and the lake provides a reflection of the mountain that takes your breath away.

Thank hjensen90
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The shuttle bus comes here and stops for about 30 mins. Unless you are here to get off, go hike and then come back for another shuttle bus later in the day, there's not much to see here. Besides we were there in the rain...More

Thank SunnyWasThere
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We hiked the trail down to the lake with fishing poles in hand. My friend and I spent time fishing for grayling while my wife and friend sat down to watch the beavers. They were busy patching the lodge and cutting branches to store away...More

Thank L8rCharlie
Reviewed 23 August 2017

It takes almost 6 hours to get out to Wonder Lake, but it was worth it. If you're looking to hike in the area (or walk around), ask the bus driver to let you off before they turn onto the campground road. About a mile...More

Thank Kassie A
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have taken both teen granddaughters separately when each was 15. Although this is an 11 hour round trip journey to Wonder Lake, viewing the animals and vast landscape plus a glimpse of Denali Mountain kept them entertained. Bring binoculars, but many animals stroll right...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The lake is beautiful to see. If you take the 13 hour trip to see it be prepared for a long day. The trip back was tiring and dusty. It was worth it for a once in a life time experience.

Thank clk60
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Anna C
12 January 2017|
Response from Amos M | Reviewed this property |
There is only one bus route. Wonder Lake is about three miles or so from the literal "end of the road", about 90 miles in.
28 May 2016|
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Response from cleaningwhitedoghair | Reviewed this property |
I would call the park. There are campsites at wonder lake that are pretty basic. You go on a school bus. I can't remember how many they run during the day, but more than one as it takes several hours to get to wonder... More