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Beautiful

There is an amazing waterfall right in the campground.Large enough for an out doors wedding or... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
smgriffisg
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Valdez, Alaska
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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is an amazing waterfall right in the campground.Large enough for an out doors wedding or celebration.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank smgriffisg
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 20mckenzie
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ericbJ4556SY
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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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