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Nancy Lakes Recreation Area

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Address: Wasilla, AK
Activities: Canoeing
Description: Interconnected system of lakes great for canoeing.

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Beautiful camp sites

Great place to camp and pet friendly. I sat by the lake for hours watching the ducks and relaxing. I felt safe camping here alone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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Wasilla, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Be advised that the majority of the road is not plowed during the winter so you have to park your rig and drive your snowmachine along Nancy Lake Parkway to the recreation area. We have a cabin in Willow and are able to ride the snowmachine directly to the recreation area. There are mile and miles of trails available with... More 

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Tok
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to be winter or summer. Quiet, easy access and tons of things to do. Love this area....so much we moved there ;)

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Great place to camp and pet friendly. I sat by the lake for hours watching the ducks and relaxing. I felt safe camping here alone.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Loved camping here. It was set up like culdesacs, very spacious. We only had one night so would like to go back so we can explore the area some more.

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Key West, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed here when we couldn't access Byer's Lake cabin #1 up in Denali. It was a nice, clean cabin, but I'm not sure I'd call it an easy walk in. There were some supplies, a nice big table and plenty of room for 4-5 people.

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Palmer, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Near the Parks Highway between Houston and Willow. Also accessible from the Little Susitna River with overnight rental cabins on lakes with fishing opportunities.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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187 reviews 187 reviews
99 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

This family friendly campground is state land with local volunteers as hosts. There are so many spaces that you can have your pick of the place and still feel very comfortable.

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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

yes they have canoes to rent, like 14 of them, but the people have to be there. Apparently, there is a tendency to wander away and not come back between 11am and 5pm. Call ahead and make a reservation. Lake is beautiful and mosquitos not too bad, but take repellant.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We enjoyed the large campsites and location. The rustic public restrooms are well-kept as this state campground has a host available in the summer months. Firewood is available for a nominal cost. There is a $10 fee for overnight camping.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Although you can hear the occasional truck or large vehicle in the distance from the highway, this is a large area of mostly connected lakes where you can feel pretty isolated. We rented a public use cabin a few years ago that was a few portages into the park, on James Lake. Nice area with moose, porcupines, etc., in pretty... More 

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