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Byers Lake

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Address: 147 Parks Highway, Talkeetna, AK 99676
Phone Number: 9077337238
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Pretty lake

This is a flat, easy trail -- a little muddy in places but nice for families or those not in shape (like me).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a flat, easy trail -- a little muddy in places but nice for families or those not in shape (like me).

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SLC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a kayak trip here. The lake is beautiful and we had amazing views of the mountain. A great way to spend the morning before our drive to Denali.

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Placentia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful lake is worth the drive. Unspoiled and well maintained trail around the lake with fabulous views of the real Alaska.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Beautiful lake; quiet lush forest. Mostly flat with several short up and down patches. Not too steep.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

We weren't sure about making the 40 mile round trip detour from our trip down from Fairbanks to Anchorage, however decided that we would go and wasn't disappointed. It was a really warm day - with clear blue sky and temperatures in the high 70s. It was a bit like stepping back in time, but in a good way. Easy... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 392 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We had organised a photography orientated day tour and we visited this place. Despite the rain, it was interesting taking a gentle trail to the Beeman cabin and back. There was plenty of naturalist photography interest. Only problem was the bugs

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We camped here for two nights. The campground was well laid out, quiet and the particular site we chose was very private. Facilities were clean and convenient. The lake is beautiful and the trail next to it was really nice to walk on in the morning. We rented a canoe from the onsite boat rental (they also rent open kayaks)... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We stayed at the Princess Lodge near Trapper Creek and decided to take a late night hike around the lake. Beautiful views and the sky was reflecting off the lake with two swans swimming in the Lake. Hiked to the Suspension bridge and unfortunately the bridge was destroyed over the winter due to high water levels and ice collected on... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Took a guided tour of this lake and it was awesome. Booked tour through our cruise line. Josh was our guide, he was great.

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Trapper Creek, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem often bypassed for the Alaskan Jurrassic Park i.e. Denali National Park. Denali State Park has it all...Byers lake has a suspension bridge to plop down on and watch salmon spawn below you. How cool is that????

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