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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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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Jersey City, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We did this on our way to Denali from Anchorage. The lake and surrounding is beautiful. Nice serene place and not too many people. So great place to beat the crowds. If you decide to do the twin peaks hike you get amazing views from the top too. I will review the twin peak hike separately. Read it if you... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you're looking for some great hiking/mountain biking the trail along Lake Eklutna is hard to top. Beautiful glacial blue water surrounded by mountains just a short drive from Anchorage. Well worth the trip.

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Beijing, China
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Pay parking, steep slope traverse, over 30 Dall Sheep and wild blueberry picking! Great day hike. Also has Kayaks for rent around the lake. Beautiful views and lake

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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Probably has one of my favorite views of my entire Alaska trip. Beautiful mountains surround an amazing blue/green lake. Plenty of trails to walk around.

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New York City
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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Was recommended by the locals and it was worth the visit. We started stopping every time we use to cross North to south... The water body is very pristine and away from any pollution and roads, it really feels like you are in Alaska !! There were some locals kayaking and helped us also to kayak using their kayaks !!... More

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Chicago, IL
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While my family napped, I took a little drive from Palmer to the lake to check it out. I hadn't planned any activities there, but I wanted to see it and maybe snap a few pictures. Well, I wish I had brought a kayak, as the lake is simply beautiful and calm, and paddling around would have been very fun.... More

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Bury St Edmunds. Suffolk. England
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244 reviews 244 reviews
41 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a really lovely spot to visit about 10 miles up the Lake Eklutna Rosd. I parked up for which there is a small fee and just went and enjoyed the lake and it's beautiful scenery. There is hiking you can do, I just enjoyed walking round he lake,meditating and enjoying the calmness of it. Well worth the drive... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Hubby and I decided to head to Eklutna Sunday night, we didn't even leave Eagle River until 8PM - I love Alaska! When we got up to the late and unloaded the ATV most of the riders were headed back or loading up...but it was such a beautiful night and we drove all the way back to the end! What... More

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