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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
907-345-5014
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Ranked #11 of 102 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of Water
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Beijing, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Pay parking, steep slope traverse, over 30 Dall Sheep and wild blueberry picking! Great day hike. Also has Kayaks for rent around the lake. Beautiful views and lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Probably has one of my favorite views of my entire Alaska trip. Beautiful mountains surround an amazing blue/green lake. Plenty of trails to walk around.

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NEW YORK CITY
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Was recommended by the locals and it was worth the visit. We started stopping every time we use to cross North to south... The water body is very pristine and away from any pollution and roads, it really feels like you are in Alaska !! There were some locals kayaking and helped us also to kayak using their kayaks !!... More

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Chicago, IL
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While my family napped, I took a little drive from Palmer to the lake to check it out. I hadn't planned any activities there, but I wanted to see it and maybe snap a few pictures. Well, I wish I had brought a kayak, as the lake is simply beautiful and calm, and paddling around would have been very fun.... More

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a really lovely spot to visit about 10 miles up the Lake Eklutna Rosd. I parked up for which there is a small fee and just went and enjoyed the lake and it's beautiful scenery. There is hiking you can do, I just enjoyed walking round he lake,meditating and enjoying the calmness of it. Well worth the drive... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hubby and I decided to head to Eklutna Sunday night, we didn't even leave Eagle River until 8PM - I love Alaska! When we got up to the late and unloaded the ATV most of the riders were headed back or loading up...but it was such a beautiful night and we drove all the way back to the end! What... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Its worth the trip down to Lake Eklutna. If its early you will have the lake pretty much to yourselves and you will be rewarded with great views and a peaceful walk.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This lake is beautiful and you can rent some non-power boats to check it out by water. The real fun is the ATV trails to the waterfall.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The views here are spectacular. The mountains are reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. There are several longer hikes that you can take. My kids loves rock-hounding by the inlets that feed the lakes. You can uncover quite the collection of rocks from there.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It is a fairly long drive out of Anchorage, but worth it. The lake is quite pretty and there are a variety of nice trails that can be hiked, biked, or four wheeled. There is an outfit there that rents bikes and kayaks. I am not sure what else they rent. If you make it to the end of the... More

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