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A nice place to stumble upon

We stumbled on this by pure chance when we were looking for a campsite. It was misty, alluring, and... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Katie E
Go before it is gone

Not much left of these ice floes on the lake at the base of the Valdez Glacier. Talk to a... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Mike5466
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Glacier Campground road, Valdez, AK 99686
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the summer you can paddle the grounded icebergs and look for goats on the mountain sides. In the winter, this is a popular spot for locals to ice skate and ptarmigan hunt.

Thank Cemoulton
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We drove down Airport road, which becomes unpaved with lots of potholes. Drive slowly and carefully, and get a big reward at the end of the road. The lake had a mirror effect when we were there, disturbed by a few canoes that were on...More

Thank RockiesResident
Reviewed 21 August 2018

We stumbled on this by pure chance when we were looking for a campsite. It was misty, alluring, and a neat find. It'd be fun to stay here a night or two in a tent - although it was a lot chillier here than even...More

Thank Katie E
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

We happened upon Glacier Lake accidentally and were not disappointed! It seemed otherworldly and was something everyone in Valdez should go see!

Thank McKenzie H
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Not much left of these ice floes on the lake at the base of the Valdez Glacier. Talk to a gentleman who has been coming to see it for 16 years and he said there is very little left. Free wild camping by the lake....More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 1 August 2018

On the road to the airport, blacktop ends and it is gravel to the end. We just went to see it but there were people camping. There are no hookups and amenities. We were surprised by the chill even though you are quite a ways...More

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 21 July 2018

The directions to Lake Valdez on TripAdvisor Google Maps takes you to the campground, not the lake. Pass the campground, shooting range, and onto the gravel road. The gravel road splits. The left side has no trespassing signs. There is a gravel company working in...More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 6 July 2018

The lake was filled with icebergs from the Valdez Glacier. It was so much fun to Kayak through and walk onto the Valdez Glacier!

Thank Holly_Travels50
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Its the best thing to see in Valdez. You can drive right up to the lake and park. A natural dam broke with week before from heavy rains. So the iceburgs were not only in the lake, they were on shore. Beautiful site even on...More

Thank runningspots
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Here's a glacier you can drive very close to and get out and touch it. It's not far out of Valdez. Put it on your to do list.

Thank Judy e
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