Nancy Lakes Recreation Area is an expansive park that is located 90 minutes north of Anchorage on the Parks Highway, offering opportunities for hiking, fishing, canoeing, and cross-country skiing throughout stretches of unspoiled forest. The region has been preserved in its natural state due to its lack of mining potential and remains one of the few flat landscapes in the state preserved for public recreation. Lake, wetland, and forest areas serve as a vital habitat for black bears, moose, beavers, and waterfowl. 13 rustic cabins are available throughout the recreation area along Nancy, James, Lynx, Bald, and Red Shirt Lakes, with each offering wood-burning stoves, outhouses, and fire rings.
Mile 1.3 Nancy Lake Pkwy. Willow, AK, Phone: 907-495-6210
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