Wonder Lake, Denali National Park and Preserve

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Water Body · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Wonder Lake also called Deenaalee Bene' (Lower Tanana: Khuy-tenamena') is a lake located in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

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  • While staying at the Denali Backcountry Lodge we did a number of hikes up next to the lake and they were all just wonderful. It is worth seeing. If you are interested in seeing some video of the...  more »
  • A very clear and beautiful lake. It has Trout and fishing is allowed. The lake is quite a site as it is stretched out for several miles.  more »
  • When I went to see the lake, it was really cloudy and hence couldnt see the mount Mckinley (Denali). The whole reason I spent 5 hours to go to that lake. If you are a camper, you might probably like to camp around, but otherwise if it is cloudy, the whole trip will be for nothing. The lake itself is just like any other lake. The way we planned it: Take the 6:15 or 6:45 am bus to wonder lake. Buy tickets 2 3 days early (available online). Go directly to the wonder lake. Spend 20 mins there. If the view is clear, you can spend the entire day. Else take a best guess and leave. On way back do some moderate hikes around Eielson visitor center or any other points on the way. We did the thorofare ridge trail which is good 1.5 to 2 hour hikes. If weathee clears up you can see denali from here as well. The last bus leaves at 6:30pm from eielson center. We took the 5:30 one to make siee we get a seat. Takes 5 hours to get back. On the entire bus tour, we saw a lot of wild animals: bear, moose, fox, some unintersting birds and caribou.
  • I was there in 2007.One of the best views. You can see the reflection of Mount McKinley / Denali in the water.

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