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Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014

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Excellent for day trips or for adventurers

There's a great dirt trail/road around the lake that takes you clear to the other end. Along the way there are plenty of climbing opportunities up the "B" Peaks (check google... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Alaska
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There's a great dirt trail/road around the lake that takes you clear to the other end. Along the way there are plenty of climbing opportunities up the "B" Peaks (check google maps to see what I mean). At the far end is the old airstrip and heading up the river you can reach The Mitre pretty easily. From there it's... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went here when the lake was frozen and it was beautiful! There were people ice skating and we walked along the trail. We plan on going again in the summer too!

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eagle river, Alaska
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is the lake Anchorage gets its drinking water from. I don't think many cities have such nice water sources (although I think Reno gets theirs from Lake Tahoe, so maybe we're not that unique). But Eklutna Lake really offers a lot of fun things to do. There's a nice campground that stays pretty full in the summer. You can... More 

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Italy/Alaska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
41 helpful votes 41 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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267 reviews 267 reviews
215 attraction reviews
324 helpful votes 324 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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