Unlike most parks in Alaska, Nancy Lake State Recreation Site is flat and full of lakes. It is a great spot for those who want to camp without hiking. The lakes are a huge draw to the area, and there are also forests that provide a calm, beautiful place for those who want to escape city and suburban areas for a while. The landscape was formed thousands of years ago, and the landscape now consists of elongated glacial deposits that are called drumlins.
At Nancy Lake State Recreation Site, there are public use cabins, tent camping areas, and RV spaces for all kinds of campers. The diverse options for campers allow for more people to utilize the campgrounds than some of the other places nearby.
With so many lakes in the area, this is the perfect place for boating and fishing. Many people enjoy fishing on the lakes, and watersports are very popular in the area.
In the campgrounds, hunting is prohibited, but outside of the developed areas, hunting and trapping are allowed as long as they are done legally. All hunting must be done at least one-quarter mile away from cabins or any developed facility in the area. Wildlife is prevalent in the park, and it is not uncommon to spot black bears in the area. Moose, arctic terns, loons, beavers, and other animals call the park home, so be cautious while you are out in the forest.
Snowmobiles are popular in the area, but they can't be used north of the Parkway. Snowmobiles are only allowed when there is enough snow coverage to protect the vegetation in the park. Registration is required to use a snowmobile in the area.
Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds, but they should be leashed at all times. Dogs should never be left unattended in the campgrounds. Pet owners are expected to pick up after their pet. Since there are bears in the area, you should take precautions with your dog in the campsite.