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Byers Lake

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Address: 147 Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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A Perfect Place to Camp or Start an Epic Hike.

Byers Lake is about 50 miles north on the Parks highway from the "Y" where the Talkeetna Spur road intersects it, and 32 miles north of Trapper Creek, the closest real town where... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Anchorage
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Anchorage
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Byers Lake is about 50 miles north on the Parks highway from the "Y" where the Talkeetna Spur road intersects it, and 32 miles north of Trapper Creek, the closest real town where you can stop and eat or get gas if you're heading north. It has a great campground with public bathrooms and several cabins which can be reserved... More 

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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 916 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I saw Byers Lake from the air as we flew with Era Helicopters on their Glacier Landing Tour during our 'Natural Wonders of Alaska' tour with Titan Travel in May 2016. We were staying for 2 nights on a room only basis at the Grande Denali Lodge Hotel, Denali. The Glacier Landing Tour was an optional excursion... More 

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Yass, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We went on a guided walk around Byers Lake as an optional extra, while staying at McKinley Princess Lodge. It was raining at the lodge, but perfectly fine at Byers. There were only six people on the walk as well as our guide Leah. She was 23, born and raised in Alaska, very knowledgeable and a lovely young woman. The... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Get your camera ready because natural beauty is all around you if you a outdoors kinda person you'll love every thing around you .

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

What a hidden gem. The day we were there, there was a small family with kids canoeing. The weather was crystal clear and the lake was in perfect mirror form. The fall colors were beginning to peak. Absolutely beautiful.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I first have to say we really like camping in Alaska. We live here it's what we do. But, If you're from the lower 48 and have no experience camping here in AK.... Please NOTE: Camping here is NOT fancy. Most State Parks and the National Parks DO NOT have concrete pads for your $500,000 rigs. This parks is beautiful!..

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Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great flat hike around the lake. Disappointing that the bridge was closed or we would have made it to the summit of the Cascade trail. Adds an extra 2 or so miles to the hike

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was the only disappointing hike of those we took in Alaska due to extremely muddle trial conditions. Slogging just wasn't fun. However, the lake is beautiful if you are able to hike during drier weather.

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Lexington, OK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We kayaked around the lake and enjoyed the pristine environment, awesome views, and clean fresh air. We enjoyed the seeing the trumpeter swan, beaver dams, salmon as they reach the end of their lifecycle and their fry as they grow in the safety of the lake until they are ready to go back to the ocean.

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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Exhilirating, and educational hike from our guide Elisa who knew more about berries and trees than I expected

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