Goose Lake (Anchorage)

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Goose Lake
Canada goose trio on Goose Lake, Anchorage.jpg
Location Anchorage, Alaska
Coordinates 61°11′44″N 149°49′15″W / 61.19556°N 149.82083°W / 61.19556; -149.82083 (Goose Lake (Anchorage))Coordinates: 61°11′44″N 149°49′15″W / 61.19556°N 149.82083°W / 61.19556; -149.82083 (Goose Lake (Anchorage))
Basin countries United States
Max. length 0.3 miles (0.48 km)
Surface elevation 141 feet (43 m)
Settlements Anchorage
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Goose Lake

Goose Lake is a small lake in Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska, located near the University of Alaska Anchorage, 1.2 miles (1.9 km) south-east of confluence of North and South Forks Chester Creek, and 2.8 miles (4.5 km) south-east of Anchorage, Cook Inlet Low. It is a popular swimming location in summer, with one of two municipal beaches, and is connected to the city's extensive trail system. It is a kettle lake.

Zula Swanson was a woman of color who relocated to Anchorage from the lower 48. She was known to have a boarding house and some property on the banks of Goose Lake. She became one of the wealthiest women in Anchorage during her life.[1]

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  1. ^ Johnson Publishing Company (November 1969). Ebony. Johnson Publishing Company. pp. 126–. ISSN 0012-9011. 
Chugach Mountains reflected in Goose Lake