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Byers Lake, Talkeetna

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 75 reviews on the web
Byers lake is a small lake in Denali State Park, Alaska, north of Talkeetna. The lake is named for a fisherman who was brought there many times by bush pilot Don Sheldon in the 1950s. It is accessible from the George Parks Highway and has a developed campground, several public-use cabins and a small boat dock. The Alaska Veterans Memorial is on a hilltop adjacent to the lake. Gasoline powered motors and floatplane landings are not permitted on the lake. The lake used to contain a sizable population of lake trout but due to overfishing in the time since the highway was built in 1972 the population has dwindled, and landings of lake trout are now rare, although there are still burbot in the lake as well. Salmon also come into the lake but salmon fishing is not permitted. Campers are advised to keep a clean camp as the campground is frequently visited by bears. The lake is also home in summer months to trumpeter swans and common loons.
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  • What a hidden gem. The day we were there, there was a small family with kids canoeing. The weather was crystal clear and the lake was in perfect mirror form. The fall colors were beginning to peak. Ab...  read more »
  • I asked went upside-down McKinley sees the. However, cannot the trek around the Lake that has become a bridge for some time, go to the other side of the Lake is broken. Also, was often very windy, guards said, almost impossible,. I walked in a little from the other side, but because of the wind lake water trail into it and quite complaining Nya bicha slippery in the State. Near the Lake is the suspect,. I thought it is not enough to go in timidly is a beautiful place.
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  • I first have to say we really like camping in Alaska. We live here it's what we do. But, If you're from the lower 48 and have no experience camping here in AK.... Please NOTE: Camping here is NOT fanc...  read more »
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