Lake Spenard

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 61 ° 10' 44" N, 149 ° 56' 52" W
  • Region: Anchorage
  • Nearest City: Anchorage
  • Uses:
  • Length: 0.5 mi (0.8 km)
  • Elevation: 69 ft (21.03 m)
  • Tributary to: Hood Lake


at head of Hood Canal, 3.1 mi. SW of Anchorage, Cook Inlet Low.

Originally known as Jeter Lake after Thomas Jeter, homesteader. Renamed in 1916 by Joseph A. Spenard, who homesteaded 160 acres including the lake, where he planned to develop a summer resort. The Anchorage Times reported the name on August 24, 1916. (Alaska Sportsman, 2/1958)



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