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Wonder Lake

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Type: Bodies of Water
Description: Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape.
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San Diego, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We stayed at the North Face Lodge in late August and Wonder Lake is right there. We hiked around different areas of the lake and took amazing photos of the lake and the tundra with the Fall colors. One day Mt McKinley (locals call it Denali Mt) was in full view for most of the day and we got great... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We can se why it was so named. It is 26 miles long and 1 mile wide flowing thru lovely mountain side.

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Homer, Alaska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I would like to actually spend time exploring Wonder Lake. We visited just for the day and fell in love with this beautiful serene place.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Drive into park is worth it. You can take tour or take shuttle into wonder lake. Fall is the season to go for color and less crowds.

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Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Denali was out, so how great is that. But the lake itself, was expecting what you probably only see once in a blue moon, Mt. McKinley mirrored across it's surface. My bad. Alaska is full of water bodies. For us, it was not special. Would have preferred to stop at Eillson Visitor's Center, spend the time at this fabulous site,... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had gone on a flightseeing tour around Denali the day before and decided to take it a bit more easily the following day. We got a ride from our lodge and hiked a small hill overlooking Wonder Lake. We had beautiful views of Denali from the hilltop and picked wild cranberries on our way down - almost a 1/2... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were coming in by Wonder Lake and there was a huge bull moose in the lake. Later that night we had the wonderful opportunity of seeing the mountain.

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Festus, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wonder Lake view from hike 1700 feet above Camp Denali is gorgeous. The hike was strenuous but the view from the ridgetop was awesome

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Clifton Park, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It was overcast and the lake was very calm, but the weather did not take away from its beauty. The setting and scenery around the lake is very picturesque.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

by the time we got to the lake, the clouds covered McKinley ... so it was just a lake ... with A LOT OF MOSQUITOES! we saw some much nicer lakes on our hikes. I'd say skip the long trip, end your ride at Eielson visitor center and spend the extra time hiking or relaxing somewhere.

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