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Mendenhall Lake

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58 ° 25' 22.778" N,
134 ° 33' 56.048" W



Nearest City



1.8 mi (2.9 km)

Mendenhall Lake in Detail.


at 1962 terminus of Mendenhall Glacier, 3 mi. N of the Juneau Airport, Coast Mts.


Local name derived from the Mendenhall Glacier and published in 1962 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In 1909 the lake was called McCush Lake by miners because Neil McCush had mining property near it (DeArmond, 1957, p. 31).

Mendenhall Lake Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Mendenhall Lake.

Birds Sighted Here

Sorted by Most Common to Least Common Viewings

Glaucous-winged Gull, Common Gull, Arctic Tern, Bald Eagle, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, American Wigeon, Red Crossbill, Snow Goose, Common Raven, Pine Siskin, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Least Sandpiper, American Crow, Mallard, Bonaparte's Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Steller's Jay, Common Starling, Ring-necked Duck, Vaux's Swift, Spotted Sandpiper, Tree Swallow, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Varied Thrush, American Robin, Common Redpoll, Dark-eyed Junco, Tufted Puffin, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Canada Goose, Common Merganser, Buff-bellied Pipit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Great Blue Heron, Bank Swallow, American Dipper, White-winged Crossbill, Fox Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, American Redstart, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Goldeneye, Barrow's Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Semipalmated Plover, Wilson's Snipe, Alder Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush, Pine Grosbeak, Chipping sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Waterthrush, Townsend's Warbler, Greater White-fronted Goose, White-winged Scoter, Rufous Hummingbird, Killdeer, Common Murre, Marbled Murrelet, Black-legged Kittiwake, Herring Gull, Caspian tern, Red-throated Loon, Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Goshawk, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Merlin, Western Wood-Pewee, Black-billed Magpie, Brown Creeper, White-crowned Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Western Tanager, Rock Pigeon

Places Near Mendenhall Lake

Auke, Fish Creek, New Boston, Treadwell, Tsantikihin,


Gull City,


Battleship Reef, Dornin Rock, George Rock, Gibby Rock, Horse Shoal, Mendenhall Bar,


Evergreen Bowl, Last Chance Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Upper Basin,


Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Fritz Cove, Indian Cove, Lena Cove, Smugglers Cove, Tee Harbor,


Auke Cape, Entrance Point, Point Hilda, Hut Point, Indian Point, Inner Point, Inspiration Point, Point Lena, Point Louisa, Mendenhall Peninsula, Middle Point, Norway Point, Outer Point, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Point Stephens, Sunny Point,


Gastineau Channel,




The Breadline, Two Echo Cliffs,


Douglas Island Reservoir Dam, Nugget Creek Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,


Eagle Glacier, Herbert Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Leaking Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier,


Court House Hill, Pederson Hill, Starr Hill, Tolch Rock,


Battleship Island, Coghlan Island, Cohen Island, Colt Island, Douglas Island, Horse Island, Indian Island, Juneau Island, Portland Island, Shaman Island, Spuhn Island, Suedla Island,


Auke Lake, Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Peterson Lake, Salt Lake, Windfall Lake,


Amherst Peak, Mount Anderson, Auke Mountain, Mount Ben Stewart, Mount Bradley, Bulger Hill, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Cathedral Peak, The Dukes, Emperor Peak, Mount Ernest Gruening, Folded Towers, Glacier Grub Tower, Mount Juneau, Little Matterhorn, Mount Maria, McDonough Peak, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, North Nugget Spire, Nugget Mountain, Princess Peak, Rhino Peak, Saddle Mountain, The Snow Towers, Snowdrift Peak, Spencer Peak, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Taku Towers, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Mount Troy, Vesper Peak, Mount Wrather,


Auke Recreation Area,

Mountain Passes:

Echo Pass,

Mountain Ranges:

Taku Range,


Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide,


Mendenhall River,


Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Boulder Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cove Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Duck Creek, Eagle Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Goose Creek, Granite Creek, Grant Creek, Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Kowee Creek, Lake Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Lena Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Paris Creek, Peterson Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, Snowslide Creek, Steep Creek, Switzer Creek, Tee Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,


Marmion Island Trail, Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Mount Roberts Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Perserverance Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail,


Death Valley, Gold Creek Valley, Impregnable Basin, Mendenhall Valley, Prairie Basin, Snowslide Gulch,


Auke Bay, Douglas, Fairhaven, Lemon Creek, Lena Beach, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, Saint Terese, Starr Hill, Tee Harbor, Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,


Ebner Falls, Suicide Falls,