Lake Hood is located in Anchorage, Alaska. 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’s next to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, three miles from downtown Anchorage. The base has an operating control tower, and during the winter months the frozen lake surface is maintained for ski-equipped airplanes. Lake Hood is assigned LHD by the FAA but has no designation from the IATA. The airport’s ICAO identifier is PALH.
Lake Hood Seaplane Base is a state-owned seaplane base located three nautical miles southwest of the central business district of Anchorage in the U.S. state of Alaska. The Lake Hood Strip is a gravel runway located adjacent to the seaplane base. Wikipedia