Lake Hood Canal

The floatplane base was originally two separate lakes: Lake Hood, to the west, was the original base and Lake Spenard, to the east, was for bathing and swimming. In 1940, the canal was dredged out to expand the waterway and create one unified body of water. The addition of lights on the island in the middle illuminated the waterway’s nighttime operations.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 61.17975
Longitude: -149.963343