Lake Hood Seaplane Base (ICAO: PALH, FAA LID: LHD) is a state-owned seaplane base located three nautical miles (6 km) southwest of the Central business district of Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska. The Lake Hood Strip (FAA LID: Z41) is a gravel runway located adjacent to the seaplane base.
Operating continuously and open to the public, Lake Hood is the World's busiest seaplane base, handling an average of 190 flights per day. It is located on Lakes Hood and Spenard, next to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, three miles from downtown Anchorage.Although most U.S. airports use the same three-letter location identifier for the FAA and IATA, Lake Hood is assigned LHD by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. The airport's ICAO identifier is PALH.