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Lake Spenard

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61 ° 10' 44" N,
149 ° 56' 52.001" W



Nearest City


Tributary to

Hood Lake


0.5 mi (0.8 km)


69 ft (21.03 m)

Lake Spenard in Detail.


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)

Lake Spenard Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Lake Spenard.

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Snow Goose, Bohemian Waxwing, Violet-green Swallow, Common Goldeneye, Lesser Scaup, Greater Scaup, Common Gull, Canada Goose, Hudsonian Godwit, Northern Shoveler, Cliff Swallow, White-winged Scoter, Bonaparte's Gull, Common Starling, Barrow's Goldeneye, American Wigeon, Mallard, Arctic Tern, Pine Siskin, Common Redpoll, Green-winged Teal, Black-capped Chickadee, White-winged Crossbill, Pectoral Sandpiper, Northern Pintail, Ring-necked Duck, Sandhill Crane, Yellow Warbler, Redhead, Red-necked Grebe, Greater White-fronted Goose, Bufflehead, Lesser Yellowlegs, Black-billed Magpie, Horned Grebe, Canvasback, American Robin, Red-necked Phalarope, Savannah Sparrow, Gadwall, Common Raven, Dark-eyed Junco, Common Merganser, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Trumpeter Swan, Western Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-crowned Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Greater Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Plover, Dunlin, Glaucous-winged Gull, Orange-crowned Warbler, Long-tailed Duck, American Golden Plover, Herring Gull, Tundra Swan, Short-billed Dowitcher, Long-billed Dowitcher, Surf Scoter, Bald Eagle, Snow Bunting, Cackling Goose, Boreal Chickadee, Red-breasted Merganser, Whimbrel, Solitary Sandpiper, Red-throated Loon, Western Wood-Pewee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Lapland Longspur, Blue-winged Teal, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Alder Flycatcher, Steller's Jay, Barn Swallow, Pine Grosbeak, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Wilson's Warbler, Steller's Eider, Black Scoter, Hairy Woodpecker, Olive-sided Flycatcher, Varied Thrush, Swainson's Thrush, Buff-bellied Pipit, Blackpoll Warbler, American Coot, Wilson's Phalarope, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Merlin, American Crow, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, American Tree Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Northern Waterthrush, Townsend's Warbler, Eurasian Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Harlequin Duck, Hooded Merganser, Ruddy Duck, Vaux's Swift, Rufous Hummingbird, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Red Phalarope, Wandering Tattler, Franklin's Gull, Pelagic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Golden Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Short-eared Owl, Belted Kingfisher, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Least Flycatcher, Say's Phoebe, Northern Shrike, Gray Jay, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, American Dipper, Gray-cheeked Thrush, Northern Wheatear, House Finch, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Yellowthroat, Rock Pigeon

Places Near Lake Spenard

Chansh Kaq-, Dgheyay Kaq-, Nels Klevens, Nuk-elehitnu Kaq-, Qin Cheghi Kaq-,


Knik Arm Shoal, North Point Shoal, Woronzof Shoal,


Bootlegger Cove, Campbell Creek Estuary, Eagle Bay, Goose Bay, Knik Arm, Turnagain Arm,


Patricks Beach (not official),


Cairn Point, Point Campbell, Gull Rock, Point MacKenzie, Point McKenzie, Point Woronzof,




Campbell Lake Dam, Chester Creek Dam, Country Gardens Nursery Dam, Gregory Lake Dam, Lake -O- the Hills Dam,


Eagle River Flats,


Easy Money, Hypercard, Roadside Attraction, Twin Pillars,


Alder Pond, Barley Lake, Lake Beebe, Bentzen Lake, Birch Lake, Blueberry Lake, Butterfly Lake, Campbell Lake, Campbell Reservoir, Cheney Lake, Connors Lake, Delaney Lake, DeLong Lake, Farmer Lake, Fish Lake, Goose Lake, Green Lake, Lake Hideaway, Hillstrand Pond, Hood Lake, Horseshoe Lake, Jewel Lake, Jones Lake, Lazy Lake, Little Campbell Lake, Lake Lorraine, Lost Lake, Meadow Lake, Middle Lake, Lake -O- the Hills, O-Connell Lake, Lake Otis, Otter Lake, Sand Lake, Lake Spenard, Spring Lake, Strawberry Lake, Sundi Lake, Taku Lake, Tina Lake, Triangle Lake, Tuomi Lake, Twin Island Lake, University Lake, Waldron Lake, Westchester Lagoon, Westchester Lake,


Lake Otis Park, Altoona Park, Arnold L Muldoon Park, Balto Seppala Park, Bancroft Park, Baxter Bog Park, Bentzen Lake Park, Campbell Creek Greenbelt Park, Campbell Creek Park, Carlson Park, Charles W Smith Memorial Park, Chester Creek Greenbelt Park, Connors Lake Park, Cope Street Park, David Green Park, Davis Park, Delaney Park, Delong Lake Park, Didlika Park, Earthquake Park, East Chester/Woodside Park, Elderberry Park, Fairbanks Park, Fairview Park, Far North Bicentennial Park, Fisk Memorial Park, Forsythe Park, Frontier Park, Gladys Wood Park, Goose Lake Park, Hamilton Park, Hillside Park, Jacobson Park, Jade Park, Javier Dela Vega Park, Jewel Lake Park, Johns Park, Kwanis Fish Creek Park, Linden Park, Little Rabbit Creek Bluff Park, Lore Park, Lynn Ary Park, Margaret E Sullivan Park, Minnesota Park, Nancy Park, Nichols Park, Northwood Park, Nulbay Park, Oceanview Bluff Park, Oceanview Park, Pamela Joy Lowry Memorial Park, Papago Park, Paxton Memorial Park, Point Campbell-Kincaid Park, Pop Carr Park, Potter Ravine Park, Quyana Park, Rabbit Creek Park, Resolution Park, Roosevelt Park, Russian Jack Springs Park, Ruth Arcand Park, Salmon Run Park, Shady Birch Park, Shady Lane Park, Sitka Street Park, Southwood Park, Spenard Beach Park, Springer Park, Stephenson Park, Stonegate Park, Storck Park, Taku Campbell Creek Park, Thompson Park, Timberlane Park, Tkishla Park, University Park, Ure Park, Whitehall Street Park, Wickersham Park, Wilson Street Park, Wolverine Park,


Elmendorf Moraine,


Eagle River,


Campbell Creek, Chester Creek, Fish Creek, Furrow Creek, Goose Creek, Hood Creek, Johnson Creek, Little Campbell Creek, Little Rabbit Creek, Little Survival Creek, Middle Branch South Fork Chester Creek, Middle Fork Chester Creek, Mule Creek, North Branch South Fork Chester Creek, North Fork Campbell Creek, North Fork Chester Creek, North Fork Little Campbell Creek, Potter Creek, Rabbit Creek, Ship Creek, Sixmile Creek, South Branch South Fork Chester Creek, South Fork Campbell Creek, South Fork Chester Creek, South Fork Little Campbell Creek, Taylor Creek,


Andrew Lekisch Trail, Bull Rock Trail, Turnagain Arm Interpretive Trail,


Airport Heights, Anchor Terrace, Artesian Village, Blanchard, Bonibrook, Campbell, Chester, Chugach Heights, City View, DeBarr Vista, East Chester, Fairview, Glen Alps, Grandview Gardens, Green Acres, Hillside, Homesite Park, Justamere Ranch, Knik Heights, Lange, Lawrence, Lindale, Lingo, Mountain View, Nunaka Valley, Point MacKenzie, Potter Hill, Rainbow, Rees, Rogers Park, Rogers Park, Romig, Runstettler, Spenard, Sunbeam, Thompson, Traversie, Tuomi, Turnagain Heights, Vanover, Wilson Village, Wonder Park,