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Description: Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of...
Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape.
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Great view of Mt. Denali? Hopefully.

The lake itself is not much to behold, but the location and natural dynamics of the immediate wilderness are interesting. When the winds and clouds cooperate, this can be a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The lake itself is not much to behold, but the location and natural dynamics of the immediate wilderness are interesting. When the winds and clouds cooperate, this can be a great place to observe the BIG mountain.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Looks like a mirror and mt McKinley image is reflected in it ! This is close to the end of the road - 92 miles long so it will take time to get there many hrs - on a tour bus - a must see -

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This lake truly is a wonder. Created by glacier activity, the body of water reflects Mt McKinley and its neighbors in the Alaska Range. With a license, you can try your luck at fishing.

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Greenville, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Easy to moderate hike around Wonder Lake in Denali. Great photo op at top of mountain. Peaceful beautiful setting. Loons on the lake- Eagles nesting. Lovely- Bring your fishing rod.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you are visiting Wonder Lake to get the picture of Mount McKinley reflected in the lake please understand that not only must you be in the "30% club", the lake has to be still. Our bus driver explained that have zero wind on the lake is pretty rare, so it is a tough shot to get. That being said... More 

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We took the 11.5 hour bus ride, round trip, on the park shuttle busses. They are just like school busses and not very comfortable. I kept reading about other people who had food served to them, but on the park bus we took, we had to bring our own food and water bottle because nothing was on the way. I... More 

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Townsville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is really beautiful spot. It is as far we made it on the shuttle bus on the day because we got left behind by one of the busses (our fault). If the weather is fine and the sun out, the lake has wonderful colours. There are restrooms nearby and some other great view of the peaks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

we were able to see Denali Mountain as a reflection in Wonder Lake. The lake itself is beautiful. We actually stayed in Kantishna.

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West Valley City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wonder Lake was one of the stops on our Kantishna Experience Tour into Denali National Park. It lived up to our expectations, giving me a nice variety to my pictures of Denali (Mt McKinley). The lake is in a beautiful setting even by itself. At the time we were there a cloud had come over the lake area, so we... More 

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San Jose
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Didn't find it impressive. Maybe, campers/hikers may have a better view from the other end. We had taken the shuttle.

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