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“Beautiful and close the Anchorage”
Review of Lake Eklutna

Lake Eklutna
Ranked #14 of 226 things to do in Anchorage
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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

We spent Labor Day weekend camping and hiking at Eklutna. It was slightly misty and windy, but still beautiful and serene. Many people were sightseeing, camping, and even kayaking on the lake. We did the Twin Peaks hike and it was chilly but so so beautiful. Great photos of the lake from the lookout. Would've kayaked if it was just a little warmer and less windy. Nice campsites, clean and spacious!!

Thank HoboHealth
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Rent a car and have a drive up. You will pass the Eklutna Cemetary on the left where the Locals believe it is better to put the dead above ground. Might have to ask a local as to why, as I will not tell you.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The day we stopped was the only rainy day we had while visiting our family in Palmer. The trails are well maintained and we were able to walk along the lake's edge without worry for the kids.

Thank cul8rthen
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

This is a beautiful hike near Eagle River. You can choose to hike the elevations, which is gorgeous, or right next to the lake which is simpler but pretty. You can kayak on the lake, which I hope to do some day, and camp nearby. You may also ATV and ride horses (with your own). Note that this year, after the snow fall, a murdered body was found dumped near the lake. It doesn't bother me, but may bother some people.

Thank may1787
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

It's a beautiful lake, but it is a reservoir, and as such it varies quite a bit in level. When full, of course, it's much more beautiful then when emptier. There's a nice trail, picnic area and campground. There are better places in Alaska, but a lot of them aren't so easily accessible by raod.

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