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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-345-5014
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One of the most pretty lakes

The place is just beautiful and mesmerizing. The different colors it gives way is just amazing. We... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Shruti k
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Plano, Texas
Beautiful trail with options to make it more difficult

This trail is great because it is beautiful and there are a ton of options. You could backpack... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
AMiSm
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Owen Sound, Canada
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“beautiful lake” (36 reviews)
“twin peaks” (15 reviews)
“blue water” (4 reviews)
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Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
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+1 907-345-5014
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"beautiful lake"
in 36 reviews
"twin peaks"
in 15 reviews
"blue water"
in 4 reviews
"bear country"
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"great place to hike"
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"state park"
in 6 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"day trip"
in 10 reviews
"rent bikes"
in 5 reviews
"easy hike"
in 3 reviews
"downtown anchorage"
in 4 reviews
"black beans"
in 7 reviews
"kayak"
in 75 reviews
"mountains"
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"atvs"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The place is just beautiful and mesmerizing. The different colors it gives way is just amazing. We had been to the place in June and it was the most lovely weather. Just be careful while walking along side the lake since it as mushy sands...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018

This trail is great because it is beautiful and there are a ton of options. You could backpack, bikepack, bike, hike short or long, kayaking, ATVS... it is nice little spot. It is already pretty dry making it a great shoulder season spot too!

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Reviewed January 24, 2018

The lake is so easy to get to and offers nice walking opportunities and stunning views, especially if you take the hike.

1  Thank Elena H
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

views for miles..has a walking trail along the lake. Very much worth exploring. Tons of birds ..and flowers and berry bushes.

Thank susan546
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

We have this gem in our community that we tend to forget about. This lake is where our water supply for Anchorage comes from. They have a wonderful trail around it that stays busy for people and animals to enjoy.

Thank N B
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Lovely camping (only a little expensive for no drinkable water and no shelters) near the lake. The day after we did the Twin Peaks trail. Well-maintained trail, beautiful views and a black bear on the other side of the valley. I recommend this place :)

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Reviewed September 13, 2017

I camped here during the summer of 2005 and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I won a photography contest with a picture I took of the lake. My boyfriend and I rented a kayak and had a great time. We hiked all...More

5  Thank eedoonan
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

This is such a wonderful, scenic place to visit and kayak! We did a two hour trip and we were able to see a lot of the blue glacier water lake, which usually has calm winds, plus the area is gorgeous! If you are in...More

2  Thank Mari245
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

We rented a kayak at Lifetime Adventures right at the lake. The price was reasonable and the staff was great. We got an early start when there was little wind, and the lake was smooth as glass. There are gorgeous views of the mountains surrounding...More

1  Thank redding-redsox
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We drove in to see this lake because it was a rainy/misty day and we had nothing better to do. We arrived at the lake and there it was a lake! I suppose if you have never seen an blue-green mountain lake this would be...More

Thank Valdis B
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kristenwhite48
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Elena H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive to the lake. The bike rental shack was there last summer. If you're planning to camp there, there's a nice state-maintained campground there as well.
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