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With Lake Spenard, to which it is joined by canals, Lake Hood is considered to be the largest floatplane harbor in the world.
185 Aircraft Drive, Anchorage, AK 99502
This attraction is at Anchorage Intl Airport
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Lake Hood is the largest sea plane base in the world. We stopped here on a city tour and got to watch 3 planes take off and 2 land in the 15 minutes we were there. It was crazy busy. We also got to see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Lake Hood is in SW Anchorage, next to Stevens International Airport and the Alaska Aviation Museum. You can watch (mostly) single-engine float planes takeoff and land every few minutes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SockFour
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is aviation heaven. We spent two afternoons hanging out watching the float planes come and go. And what a collection of aircraft all around the water and paved strips!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Renie D
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My husband and I had some free time at the end of one of our Anchorage dedicated days and decided to visit the Lake Hood Seaplane Base, the busiest float plane base in the world. We found a parking spot, a park bench and settled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NJ2SC
Reviewed 19 September 2018

We drove around the entire Seaplane base and it was fascinating. Then we stayed at Lakefront Anchorage. Great experience!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TravelingOtter
Reviewed 2 September 2018

GREAT little museum ... lots of Alaska history to go with viewing the planes. Would recommend to anyone who's an airplane or Alaska buff.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Toni R
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We arrived here early for a day trip to Brooks Lodge in Katmai National Park. The reflective lake is beautiful in the morning with sun rising and planes (both float and regular planes) flying off.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mpenzakc
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A great place to drive completely around and watch the abundance of floatplanes takeoff and land. Right next to a very good aviation museum.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JimJ1575
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to get on a float plane out of Anchorage with a last-minute decision to treat the family to a great Alaska experience. We contacted several outfits and ended up going with Trail Ridge Air. The purchase, check-in and actual flight experience...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tom B
Reviewed 19 July 2018

We had a couple of free hours before catching a flight back to the lower 48 and decided to stop at Lake Hood harbor. I was very enchanted watching the water planes take off and land. My family of 3 watched the comings and goings...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul R
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Response from scorpi3cats | Reviewed this property |
Yes, u may hire tour pilots all up and down the lake. Some are more tourist oriented than others, and much depends on size or group. U must check out multiple companies and go with one u have most confidence in. Alaska... More