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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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Twin Peaks Trail

I've kayaked the lake before and it is gorgeous. This time we hiked Twin Peaks Trail. It is pretty steep but the fall colors are magnificent. Keep going until you reach the beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
linzraye00
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've kayaked the lake before and it is gorgeous. This time we hiked Twin Peaks Trail. It is pretty steep but the fall colors are magnificent. Keep going until you reach the beach with a great overlook. We didn't see any wildlife but it is an optimal location for them.

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous mountain views, glacier, lake and streams. Trails to walk, Bike or atv. You won't be sorry, but don't forget your $5 for parking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Eklutna is a glacier fed lake that is popular for kayaking and paddle boarding. No motorized vehicles allowed. It is best to go in the morning when the lake is calm. The color of the lake is beautiful, getting it's color from the glaciers and minerals from the run off. There are hiking trails around the lake as well.... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite locations close to Anchorage. The views are spectacular. Great for picnicking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, and just spending the day playing by the water.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter had her wedding at this lake back in 2007. Was fun, relaxing. Many guests chose to camp overnight before and after ceremony.

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Palmer, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive to Eklutna lake is so beautiful. It's a long haul to the end of the lake. There may still be a snack shop halfway there. There are ample parking at the lake. The lake is great for canoeing. Becarefl of the mud. Can get stuck. Stay on the gravel path or trail. Lake is not a swimming lake... More 

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gush etzion israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a rainy day we managed to bike and boat and enjoy the beautiful views. Lifetime Adventures had great equipment and service. Not much wildlife to view.

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Fountain Hill PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Family trip to Alaska took us to this destination to do some kayaking. My husband and I had never done this before and it turned out to be a fun adventure. The lake is just beautiful. The scenery surrounds you as you glide across the lake. The place to rent the kayaks was very informative and friendly. Would recommend to... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Rented a double kayak for $40 for 2 hours. It was overcast and rainy while we paddled around the lake which was nice because there was no wind! The lake is a beautiful turquoise blue. It is very cold!! 45 degrees and over 300 feet deep. Views are amazing - look for moose and bear!!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Eklutna lake is a handy day-trip from Anchorage. Not too far yet good enough to do on a rainy or overcast day. Plenty of locals to keep you company. A good option to consider towards the end of your stay in the last frontier.

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