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Lake Eklutna

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Address: Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
Phone Number: 907-345-5014
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Simply gorgeous!!

A little more than a 45 min drive north of Anchorage this lake and state park provides a spectacular renaissance and many outdoor activities like biking, hiking, kayaking, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A little more than a 45 min drive north of Anchorage this lake and state park provides a spectacular renaissance and many outdoor activities like biking, hiking, kayaking, and stone skipping. The lake is a pristine turquoise blue feed by the Eklutna glacier. We truly enjoyed an entire day at this park.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for kayaking. The lake is nice but not spectacular. It was a gloomy day though, and we did not do any hiking as well. so maybe we could not embrace all of its beauty. But it is a good spot for kayaking with quite a bit of wind. Quite and nice view of the surrounding mountains! The... More 

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Green Valley, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Took a side trip while visiting Anchorage. The lake is very pretty. There were people swimming, kayaking, and hiking. Would have liked to have more time to explore this area.

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is at a campground, but anyone can "day" visit. There is a short hike down to the beach area. No place to sit unless you bring your own chair or sit on the gravel. But, the views are SPECTACULAR!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

MAGIC!! The park is very well maintained and about 10 miles up in elevation. You can see many glaciers and there are tons of paths in to woods. I love it, its amazing.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We moved to the US (Texas) from Scotland in 2010. This is one of the most beautiful places I have seen since we moved to the US. We have two young children (3 years old) and they loved the opportunity to walk to the lake and skim stones (or just throw them) into the water. For adults, it's a wonderful,... More 

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corpus christi, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place. To really get the flavor of it you must rent a trail bike. The path is easy and not very technical except in couple of spots where us old farts can easily walk over. Biking will give you the best views by far, or you can hike the trail (5 miles each way).

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a nice summer walk on the shoreline trail. We went in about 3 miles. Lots of bicycles out as well and kayaks on the lake. Well maintained easy trail. Gorgeous views of the mountains. If you go in further - best by bike- the trail ends at a glacier. We were lucky - sunny day. A bit buggy... More 

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Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was exceptionally windy and the folks on the lake kayaking were having a lot of difficulty. But those of us on dry land by foot or bike just enjoyed the trail walk for as far as we could go, stopping to just take in the beautiful views and a few pictures. Very nice, peaceful.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to Lake Eklutna. It was uncrowded and very peaceful sitting by the lake and listening to the waves lapping the shoreline. If you want to get away from the crowds and spend some quiet time reflecting, give yourself a few hours to walk around the lake and listen to nature.

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