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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
907-345-5014
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Ranked #11 of 102 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of Water
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
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
25 helpful votes 25 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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2,095 helpful votes 2,095 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

There is lots to do - you can rent kayaks, ride your ATV on certain days on the trail, walk or bike several miles up the lake. There is a day use area and a place to park the RV or camp. There is even a cabin you can rent that sleeps either 6 or 8. See the Alaska State... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a beautiful lake with awesome scenery and close to Anchorage. The setting is great and the lake offers great paddling. You can take your own canoe or kayak, or rent a kayak or bike at the convenient shoreside rentals. For those who don't have experience- instruction for kayaking is available. Great hiking on/off the trail.

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Wasilla
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This area has something for everyone, whether you want to do an easy walk, hike, bike, or view wildlife. The lake is beautiful and view of Bold Peak is wonderful. Watch out for bears!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

its a little eerie when youre at the lakeshore because of how secluded you are, but its nice if you want some peace and quiet. from the parking lot you get a beautiful view of the lake and surrounding mountain range, and if youre lucky you might get to watch a bush plane land in the water right next to... More

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