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Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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A clear beauty of Alaska!

Beautiful inland lake, with crystal clear waters, some nice fishing, and a remote feel without being too far from civilization. We much enjoy it with our kids when we visit them... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful inland lake, with crystal clear waters, some nice fishing, and a remote feel without being too far from civilization. We much enjoy it with our kids when we visit them in Anchorage.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped there on our drive to Denali. It is a 10 mile (each way) detour but it is well worth the time. It is beautiful and you can spend 10 minutes enjoying the view or go for a hike around the lake.

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! Great spot for photos. Easy spot to bike/hike. Four wheeler traffic is fine if you don't mind all the noise! If you seek a less traveled path than avoid this place---however, if you want the safety of people then go here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good place for a couple of days to get away from the city without driving too far. The camp spaces are nicely appointed and not squished together. Outhouses needed to be maintained (locks broken). No cell service once you leave the highway, but there's a pay phone near the entrance to the campground. Clay is everywhere so it's an EXCELLENT... More 

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West Orange, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This lake is such a beautiful blue azure color and the surrounding areas is great for camping and just going on hikes.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place has much of what you look for in Alaska: stunning views of mountains, kayaking, bike riding, wildlife, etc. The nice thing about this place is that everything is amazingly accessible. The trails are wide, level and well taken care of. You can take the smaller, more difficult trails if you want, but all the great views are along... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Highly recommended. You can take a walk around the lake, or sit down and grab something to eat while watching the wonderful surrounding.

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A beautiful lake just a few miles off the highway. You really get that secluded serene feeling being there. Pack a picnic and spend at least half a day here. There's a small kayak and bike rental operation on one edge of the lake. It was staffed by one person on a weekday, so you might have to wait a... More 

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great place to kayak, and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains with no distraction of cell phones. Seriously, there is no cell phone service here in this location. So if you want to get off the grid for a while, this is a great place to go camping and kayaking.

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Hampton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Awesome place with tons to do. The hiking was tough but worth it. And kayaking was also a challenge that was well worth it.

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