Lakes in Alaska


Alaska has an astounding number of lakes—over three million! Some are natural, some manmade, and many are unnamed. The most renowned include Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake and Lake Clark. If you're a lake enthusiast, you won’t want to miss them!

Located in southwestern Alaska, Iliamna is the state's largest lake, measuring approximately 30 miles wide and 100 miles long. A popular vacation spot for anglers, boaters and nature lovers, it's home to trout, salmon and seals. At 300,000 acres, Becharof is the state's second largest lake. Popular with fishers, Becharof is rife with sockeye salmon, as are its tributaries. Lake Clark in Lake Clark National Park is also popular with fishers and boaters, as is Lake Aleknagik in Lake Aleknagik State Recreation Area near Wood-Tikchik State Park and the city of Dillingham.


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Abyss Lake

Fishing in Abyss Lake can be an adventure of a lifetime, it has much to offer anglers of all skill levels. Rainbow Trout, Pike and Dolly Varden, one of Alaska's most sought-after sport fish, are found in large numbers in Abyss Lake which offer some of the finest freshwater fishing in Alaska.

Lake Alexander

Lake Alexander is part of the Cross Admiralty Canoe route. The water is clear and fish can be spotted easily with a good set of glasses, making Pike fishing enjoyable. Lake Alexander maybe inaccessible in fall, winter, and early spring due to frozen lake surface, preventing float planes from landing on it.

 

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