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Address: Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of the...

Picturesque lake located in Denali National Park with sweeping views of the Alaskan landscape.

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Beautiful!

Canoed across the lake from the Park Road to the campground--a bit of a misty day, but saw a majestic caribou lazing in the willows and a bald eagle.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Laramie, Wyoming
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Laramie, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canoed across the lake from the Park Road to the campground--a bit of a misty day, but saw a majestic caribou lazing in the willows and a bald eagle.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It is absolutely beautiful on a clear day, especially if there is no wind and you can see a reflection on the water. The best views of the lake with the mountain in the background would have to be from the North end of the lake which can be a little bit of a hike. Bring bug spray.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

We took the park shuttle bus out to Wonder Lake and enjoyed the trip and the stop. We had about half an hour there before our bus departed again, and we were able to see the lake and some nearby scenery. The day we were there was fairly cloudy, so we weren't able to get great views of the mountain.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

We got a spot in the road lottery to drive to Wonder Lake. The trip was beautiful. We ran into a little snowstorm, the first snow we've seen this year, but it just increased the beauty of the Fall trip. The colors and smells of Fall can't be beat. So many shades of gold, green, burnt orange and lavender! We... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I stayed here in August/September and was surprised to find a complete campground with bathroom, water and food facilities. The campground faces Denali. The bus arrives close to the campground and you can bring as much gear as you want. And, you can catch the bus during your stay to visit other areas of the Park. I brought my bike... More 

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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We happily and quietly canoed this lovely lake. The scenery was beautiful and the water is very clear.

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Elkview, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We had really been looking forward to Wonder Lake after seeing so many gorgeous pictures. Unfortunately, Denali was not in full view so we realized we wouldn't get the reflection photograph. However, we didn't realize that the shuttle only stops briefly at the Lake before pulling on up to the road and rest rooms. With only a short scheduled stop,... More 

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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

At this time of year, so biting insects just annoying gnats. You can take a canoe out on the water from Camp Denali. Nice place to bike around too if you are staying locally. And such a fine view of the mountains, great photo op.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This is a good place to get off on the shuttle bus if you want to wander the area, view the lake, and pick wild blueberries this time of year - but it was ho-hum when it came to the beauty and uniqueness of the rest of the park.

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Thank Mary V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Wonder Lake is a truly beautiful lake, and is pretty much the landmark that the "locals" identify with when they talk about the interior of Denali. The fishing is not good, mainly because of the amount of glacial silt in the water, but it is worth a fairly long walk or bike ride to see the lake up close. One... More 

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