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Lake Eklutna

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Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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I am so glad we made the drive to see this site. It was breathtaking! I highly suggest visiting Lake Eklunta!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kim T
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Sedalia, Missouri

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Sedalia, Missouri
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am so glad we made the drive to see this site. It was breathtaking! I highly suggest visiting Lake Eklunta!!

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Thank Kim T
Evansdale, Iowa
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We planned a quick trip to the Eagle River Conservation Center and this was going to be a side trip to that. It is a beautiful place and well worth the time and effort. Lake Eklutna is one of the primary water sources for the Anchorage area. Even managed to spot a black bear while we were there. We also... More 

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Thank jamesla2015
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This was a great side trip from what we had planned to do. We went to Rainbow falls first, then went a few miles further to the Lake. I wish we had more time to have done some other activities there.

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Thank Charles C
Anchorage, Alaska
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

We come here a couple of times a summer. We love hiking and biking along the lake and up into the mountains. If you're a geocacher there are loads of caches all over around.

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Thank OCCAlaska
Wasilla, Alaska
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is one of my ALL TIME favorite places in Alaska. Locals gather here. The trails are nice and wide. They go down by the lake and they have a few cabin rentals on the trail as well. IT. IS. LOVELY. Great for Sunday strolls or bike rides. It's an Alaskan TREASURE!!!

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Thank vickity907
Anchorage, Alaska
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10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a nice place if you are needing a place to drive and camp. Pros are the lake and many hiking trails, including the glacier hike at the back end of the lake. Great for runners. What I didn't like about it are the four-wheelers dust and noise. When I'm outside, I like peace and quiet. This is not... More 

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Thank AlaskaHikingGuy
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Remote and beautiful. Need a mountain bike for the trails...I had a road bike and did not get very far😬

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Thank Brenda H
Anchorage, Alaska
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Several options for hiking. Short level paths and of course, straight up the mountain for a fantastic view. Pack your bear spray, as there is usually sign of bear along the upper trails. Kayaks are also available for rent, during the summer months.

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Thank Alaska T
Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Although the lake is cold and can have times when the wind comes up quickly, staying close to shore is usually safe. I prefer to cycle along the road next to the lake, or to hike the trail to Twin Peaks for a great view. It is pretty common to see Dall Sheep on the upper reaches of the hike.Views... More 

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Wasilla, Alaska
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

When the summer day is long, take a long drive here. Then take a long walk towards the lake. Or a long hike on the trail, bike if possible. Good place for a lazy picnic. Ground can be soft after the rain. Clean air, lots of space. Maybe fly a kite.

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