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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
907-345-5014
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Ranked #11 of 101 attractions in Anchorage
Type: Bodies of Water
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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Easy to find, worth the drive. Photographers and hikers it is worth the visit, so much beauty. This is a must see for families or individuals, pahs for all ages

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

It is a beautiful spot, but compared to other spots of Alaska it is nothing special. It has a nice view of lake with the backdrop of mountains. On the way to the lake there was a ice cream shop with unique flavors of ice cream (like birch and firewood flowers). It is worth trying!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I loved visiting this lake. With it's breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and the pleasant sound of incoming waves (it was windy), it was one of the most relaxing places I visited while in Alaska. I even saw a moose on the drive in. The road leading to the lake is hilly and narrow. Drive carefully and with caution.... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Although it's a popular campground and often has crowded trails, it's also a beautiful place to quickly see what Alaska has to offer. Some of the prettiest photos I've ever taken were of Eklutna Lake. It's glacially fed and ice blue and the grass on the bank's edge make for a stark color contrast. A nice biking and hiking trail... More

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DC
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This State Park is just 40 minutes from Anchorage and worth the short drive. Skirt the lake with your bike or hike on foot and revel in the glacier green water reflecting the surrounding mountains. Fall is especially luscious with change of season yellows and oranges. During summer bike and kayak rental station is open. Toilet open year-round. $5 parking... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

could not finish whole thing, but great mountain/ lake views, changing fall leaves. Parts of trail were washed out causing us to detour to rtv trail, but lived.

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