A dog romps in the snow
Photo by Austin Michie

One of the few designated off-leash dog parks in Anchorage, University Lake offers a large area wrapping about one mile around the lake for you and your pup to explore. The lake is located next to Alaska Pacific University and is surrounded by connecting trails at every corner.
Surrounding trails are groomed in the winter for cross country skiing, but remember to observe the on- and off-leash dog signs when enjoying the park. Moose often visit the lake and should be respectfully avoided. A family of beavers that frequently gnaw away at the surrounding trees can also pose a hazard to your curious dog. University Lake Park is arguably one of the best spots in town to bring your dog any day of the week.

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