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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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 hike.

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Milford, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It is probably beautiful with the view of Denali when the weather is clear. The day we went was overcast and there was smoke from wildfires that did not let us see it. Otherwise it was just a lake ( lake eklutna was prettier). It was not worth the extra time on the bus. The shuttle driver should have let... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Go for the extra chances to glimpse Denali and wildlife - the lake is just ok. Far too many mosquitos, and the area around is really wet if there has been any rain.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Would have loved to canoe on Wonder Lake but there were no rentals. Seems a bit funny that all the brochures show people in canoes on Wonder Lake. The area is beautiful and Mt. McKinley can be seen in the reflection of the lake.

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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Denali National Park and Preserve

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