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. Absolutely beautiful.
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 fancy. Most State Parks and the National Parks DO NOT have concrete pads for your $500,000 rigs. This parks is beautiful!..
We kayaked around the lake and enjoyed the pristine environment, awesome views, and clean fresh air. We enjoyed the seeing the trumpeter swan, beaver dams, salmon as they reach the end of their lifecycle and their fry as they grow in the safety of the lake until they are ready to go back to the ocean.
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...
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