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Lake Eklutna

Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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Ranked #10 of 105 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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265 reviews 265 reviews
216 attraction reviews
239 helpful votes 239 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 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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Senior Reviewer
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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Anchorage, Alaska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Drove up the winding, scenic road as the sun was setting. What a beautiful view! The lake is peaceful, and a great motorcycle ride from Anchorage. I visit here regularly!

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Canby, Oregon
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a surprise stop on our random drive out of Anchorage. We saw a sign and drove about 10 miles up the road to get there. We were there in October -but breathtaking views - snow on the mountains - leaves were turning- Absolutely beautiful!

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Palmer, Alaska, United States
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

So close to Anchorage and yet just in the wilderness. Bring your atv on Sundays and ride. The first half of the week is atv riding and the rest of the week is for non motorized folks. There is a campground with overnight parking and plenty of fishing spots nearby. A safe place to exercise yourself, children and pets.

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gardnerville, nv
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

we kayaked part of the lake. In the summer there is an option to kayak one way and bicycle back. We will do that a next time. The kayaks were in good shape with rudders and sprayskirts. The area is very beautiful.

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