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Quick stop, great pictures

Had a chance to drive out here on my last day. Did not get a chance to do a hike or kayak, but... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Swarup M
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Indianapolis, IN, United States
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Gorgeous lake

This lake is about an hour drive from Anchorage. It is worth the drive! Stunning blue water and... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2017
HannahL1793
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Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Had a chance to drive out here on my last day. Did not get a chance to do a hike or kayak, but would have done so if I had more time on hand. Water was quite cold even as outside temp was reasonable for...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Swarup M
Reviewed February 9, 2017

This lake is about an hour drive from Anchorage. It is worth the drive! Stunning blue water and multiple trails for walking and biking, as well as kayaks to rent at the lake. A must see for Alaskan visitors.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank HannahL1793
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful! We stayed in a free Lodge tucked away on the glacier. Hike Android kayaks across the lake it was amazing and beautiful

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank ohiostateannie
Reviewed December 5, 2016

It was so pretty. It was supposed to be a drive by with the family, but we had to stop and take pics!

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Shirin W
Reviewed November 22, 2016

Spectacular beauty, great trails and inexpensive. Hike, bike or take an ATV. Nice quiet piece,of Alaska wilderness. What's not to like?

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank wrodster
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We walked, biked, and landed on a lake in a float plane. it was an amazing experience for two semi-middle-aged people celebrating our 50th. What a great place to celebrate.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank MississaugaTEACHER
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Elkutna lake several times and it never seems to fail me on how beautiful it really is! I go here often to get outside for a while and give my child and dog a break from the local parks around town. There...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Nesa G
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Off the beaten path and best know to locals for camping and hiking. Beautiful and peaceful. Many good trails to enjoy

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank drpharm
Reviewed October 7, 2016

We went in the summer and winter, and both times did not disapoint. It is a lot of fun for the kids, especially in the summer. They can get in the water if it's a warm sunny day. We also camped one night, it was...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank efustok
Reviewed October 1, 2016

Such a beautiful place to go if you are looking for some awesome Alaskan scenery. My kids love coming up here.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank taylermae15
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kristenwhite48
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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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