You’ve Never Experienced Anything As Peaceful As This Picturesque Lagoon In Alaska

The residents of Alaska’s largest city are lucky to have access to a picturesque lagoon with epic views of the Chugach Mountains and huge Alaskan skies. If you find yourself downtown and with an afternoon free, take the 15-minute stroll down the trail to Westchester Lagoon. This glittering oasis is a popular spot year-round for locals to soak up some sun and enjoy the glassy lagoon. The lagoon is crawling with wildlife and you will love watching the ducks and other Alaskan creatures that inhabit the area. Head to Westchester Lagoon for a wonderful way to experience a peaceful slice of nature in Alaska’s largest city.

Westchester Lagoon
1824 West 15th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

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Driving Directions:

The lagoon is accessible from Spenard Road and West 19th Avenue to the Chester Creek greenbelt and trails. Take Spenard Road north from its intersection with Fireweed Lane toward downtown Anchorage. The parking area is on your left as you cross the Campbell Creek bridge. Heading south from downtown, take “L” Street and turn right on 15th Avenue, then drive to the end of the road.

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