At Mile 160 on the Glenn Highway (27 miles west of Glennallen), the Lake Louise Road turns north, continuing 19 miles to this popular summer fishing and winter snowmobiling destination. The Lake Louise State Recreation Area has campsites ($15) and a swimming area for those who can brave the water.
Stay at Lake Louise Lodge (907/822-3311 or 877/878-3311, www.lakelouiselodge.com, year-round), where the log building overlooks the lake. Modern guest rooms ($115–150 d) include private baths, breakfast, and the use of canoes. Simple cabins ($70–80 d) share a bath in the lodge. There are a restaurant and bar, and you can also rent motorboats.
The Point Lodge at Lake Louise (907/822-5566 or 800/808-2018, www.thepointlodge.com) has comfortable rooms with panoramic views from a wraparound deck. Rates are $90 s or $110 d in the lodge (shared bath) or $80 d in cabins (baths in the lodge). Guests in all units get a full breakfast and can use the sauna, canoe, and paddleboat. Family-style dinners are available.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition