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Nature Walk

This was a nice casual walk along a beautiful lake. It had rained recently but we were provided... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
Byers Lake Nature Walk

We did the guided walk booked through our Princess Cruise. We had a great hike and our naturalist... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Barb B
New River, Arizona
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147 Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

Hard to determine where to access the lake. Not well-marked. Did not think it necessary to ask someone to get accurate information on this. Best advice is to get advice before you venture on some of the list "easy" walks in the Talkeetna area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

This was a nice casual walk along a beautiful lake. It had rained recently but we were provided with rain pants and boots which helped keep us relatively dry. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna but unfortunately the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We did the guided walk booked through our Princess Cruise. We had a great hike and our naturalist guide, Malia, was amazing! She pointed gave us so much info about all the plants we were seeing and even gave us opportunities to taste some berries....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Barb B
Reviewed 8 August 2018

In this Post, I am going to focus upon the CAMPGROUND here at Byers Lake. The entrance is just South of the Alaska Veteran's Memorial at Milepost 147 on the Parks Highway. The cost to camp here is $20-per-site-per-night and $5-per-vehicle-per-day. The rates vary IF...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Kanbaatar
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We camped at the Byers Lake campground on our way to Fairbanks and on our way back. The lake is pristine, surrounding area beautifully forested, campground well-kept. LOVELY place to camp and explore. Bring your mosquito spray.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Jane L
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Five members of our group took the Byers Lake Nature Walk, and all thoroughly enjoyed it! Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Walking alone would have been a fine experience too, but we would have missed many of the plants our guide was able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank mckleck
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is the ideal way to get outside for the casual hiker. Gorgeous views of the mountains, salmon spawning in the water, berries growing in the woods, just a lovely Alaskan experience.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This was a great spot for a easy hike. The terrain is fairly flat, with few obstacles. Lots of birds and small animals around to get a look at.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank BelRae
Reviewed 1 September 2017

We had a nice day to hike around the lake. It is quiet. We saw salmon spawning, and we saw two pacific loons.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank roxannew210
Reviewed 23 August 2017

If you like to hike, this is a "must do"! My hubby and 2 older teens stopped here for a break on our way from Anchorage to Denali. We took a hike around the lake and views were incredible! Yes, it was a clear day...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank pkm6585
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27 December 2018|
Response from SueK167 | Reviewed this property |
Very well could be a bit slushy due to snow meltoff. Very flat area. Worth a try - beautiful area. Might have better luck at one of many turnoff trails on main Hwy that can be more elevated.
Christine P
29 July 2018|
Response from Partypoodle | Reviewed this property |
Hi Christine, Once you arrive, you may wish to visit the Denali Park Visitor Center and ask the rangers what the local regulations are for lake swimming. They can also advise if there are any common waterborne parasites or... More
26 June 2017|
Response from seeshellestes |
I'm sorry but you are stuck without a vehicle. The lake is quite a distance from the lodge. The lodge does have trails that go up Keusugi Ridge but I would be a long but beautiful hike to Byers Lake....