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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
907-345-5014
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Ranked #12 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of Water
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This lake is beautiful and you can rent some non-power boats to check it out by water. The real fun is the ATV trails to the waterfall.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The views here are spectacular. The mountains are reminiscent of the Swiss Alps. There are several longer hikes that you can take. My kids loves rock-hounding by the inlets that feed the lakes. You can uncover quite the collection of rocks from there.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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139 reviews 139 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It is a fairly long drive out of Anchorage, but worth it. The lake is quite pretty and there are a variety of nice trails that can be hiked, biked, or four wheeled. There is an outfit there that rents bikes and kayaks. I am not sure what else they rent. If you make it to the end of the... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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73 reviews 73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The drive from Anchorage is very pleasant. The lake is beautiful and the water is cold. You should be able to rent a kayak just off the trail from the back parking lot around the corner from the restrooms. Unless it's a beautiful weekend and everyone from Anchorage has the same idea as you do. Bring a sack lunch because... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

I visited Lake Eklutna for the day on July 5. The kayaks were all rented out, but we waited about 30 minutes until a double came back and we were able to rent it for two hours. Despite being a holiday weekend and busy (as evidenced by the full parking lot, completely booked campground, and sold out kayak and bike... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We just went for a walk and see the blue lake. It was nice to have seen it. Worth going to, but if you lack time, you can skip it.

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Centerville, Ohio
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1,219 reviews 1,219 reviews
329 attraction reviews
2,117 helpful votes 2,117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Sometimes, the nicest places do not require the effort like a drive to Denali. Very near Anchorage is the wonderful Lake Eklutna. Spend an hour or a day. And do go on a sunny day. Expect some very nice photos.

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Newport Beach, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We were a group of four (50 + year olds) looking for some hikes to do outside of Anchorage. Read about this one, so we headed that way. I had wanted to see the "Spirit Houses" in Elkutna, so that helped get us to that area. The little houses are easily missed....must turn left and go over a bridge, away... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Huge lake set 10 miles from the interstate outside of Anchorage, fantastic blue colour set in the mountains. Believe the lake is about 11 miles long - you can hire Kayaks or bikes from a shop located close to the car park and there is a bike trail to the campsite at the end of the lake, from here you... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The lake is one of the more beautiful and serene places I've ever been. The trail is easy to hike for all ages, or you can bring or rent a bike or kayak right there. A tip: if you kayak, expect to take much more time to paddle back due to winds. Totally worth it!!

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