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Lake Eklutna

Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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Ranked #7 of 87 Attractions in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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259 reviews 259 reviews
212 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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
18 reviews 18 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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25 helpful votes 25 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is a breathtaking view of the lake and mountains surrounded by the beautiful aspen, evergreen, ash, and may other trees with bright yellow and orange leaves. Easy hiking trails. Much more beautiful than any Massachusetts or Colorado fall. The reflection of the mountain and trees in the lake are a beautiful photographic opportunity. If you want to see moose... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Good place to padle, rent your gear at the lake. The scenery is nice and you'll have a good chance of seeing wildlife here too.

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