With a name like Big Lake, there are high expectations. Thankfully, Big Lake, Alaska more than surpasses its namesake.
Situated just north of Wasilla on Parks Highway, or Highway 3, Big Lake offers 67 miles of shoreline known state-wide for its year-round adventure. In the summer, visitors from nearby Anchorage flock to Big Lake to spend the afternoon in the boat with a line in the water. Others forgo the boat and hop on a waterski or take a dip in the refreshing waters. Plus, the town of Big Lake offers everything you need, from a grocery store to accommodation that ranges from small bed and breakfasts to lakeside retreats.
When the weather turns cold, Big Lake becomes a hotspot for activity. When the lake freezes, it forms a natural “ice highway,” making access to the town even easier. Spend the day touring the groomed snowmobile trails or try your hand at dog-mushing. The area is also renowned nationwide for its cross-country skiing and ice fishing. Big Lake is the place where winter dreams come true.
If you somehow tire of the activities on hand at Big Lake or crave the city life, Anchorage is only 63 miles away on a scenic highway that rounds to the other side of Knik Arm.
When you book a flight to a private jet charter airport in Big Lake, Alaska, you’ll arrive at the Beaver Lake Seaplane Base just outside of Big Lake.