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Lake Eklutna

Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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Ranked #14 of 155 things to do in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of water, Nature & Parks
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Italy/Alaska
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I like to visit Lake Eklutna in the fall months when there are less visitors; a dusting of snow on the mountains in the distance and the light sparkles silver on the lake. Summer brings more users to the lake - with kayaking and hikers - but still awesome. A stop at the little cafe/ice cream up the road where... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were there in 2005 and it was so, very amazingly beautiful. Must see! So peaceful but be cautious on new born calves.

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Anchorage, Alaska
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

A must see for locals and visitors. Bring your camera because of the postcard perfect views. Beautiful views of mountains and lake. Great trails for hikes and bikes. Water activities-canoes, kayaks, paddleboard.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We love to visit Eklutna Lake. The campgounds are quiet for the most part, although we haven't camped in a while. We are close enough that we can do a day trip. It is a beautiful place to take pictures, the kids love to walk across the river and play in the mud. It's a great place for them to... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This place is gorgeous! We visited here in September and then again this January. Quite a different look to the place in the summer versus winter and I must say both are beautiful. Even if you are not a hiker, which I am not, there are areas to walk around the lake to take in the views. This a must... More 

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Eklutna Lake is gorgeous! The water and surrounding area is pristine! The water is this beautiful almost turquoise color! We took a trail hiking up the mountain to get a high up view and it was well worth the sweat :)

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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266 reviews 266 reviews
215 attraction reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I spent nine days in February of 1994, climbing ice, and negotiating crevasses on the Ecklutna Glacier, near Anchorage, AK. This small expeditions goal was to climb the "Twin Peaks"; which are located a few miles back, and adjacent to the main glacier. After driving about 17 miles in a 4WD vehicle, on a closed, snow covered road, we get... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We rented the public use cabin and enjoyed a few days here. We've seen several bears when biking the trails and saw one at the cabin. Keep your eyes and ears open. It is a beautiful lake and a nice excursion.

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Palmer, Alaska
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Eklutna really has it all. You can go for an easy stroll along the lake, or take a multi-day camping trip using the public-use cabins. You can bike, walk, use ATVs (certain days are motorized and others are non-motorized...making everyone happy), boat, ski, or hike the trails up the surrounding peaks (these hikes are more on the challenging side...make sure... More 

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Alaska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I go here to camp or for a picnic with a little hiking. There is kayak rental available to traverse this breathtaking lake. There is abundant wild life, so be bear aware. Less than 45 minutes from town, up a steep mountain road, away from the noise of the highway makes this the perfect weekend get away.

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