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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-345-5014
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views for miles..has a walking trail along the lake. Very much worth exploring. Tons of birds... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Georgetown, Canada
Our last chance to enjoy the changing colors

We have this gem in our community that we tend to forget about. This lake is where our water supply... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Anchorage, Alaska
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“twin peaks” (15 reviews)
“rent kayaks” (9 reviews)
“gorgeous lake” (7 reviews)
Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed 10 November 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
Reviewed 15 October 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
Reviewed 19 September 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 :)

Thank marijkeverhasselt
Reviewed 14 September 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

3  Thank eedoonan
Reviewed 6 September 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
Reviewed 29 August 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

Thank redding-redsox
Reviewed 23 August 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
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We stopped at Lake eklunta after visiting Thunderbird falls to walk around and have lunch. There a miles of flat trails and ample parking ($5 fee) near the lake. Drones are prohibited so you don't hear the whine of them buzzing around disturbing everyone. Life...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

10 mile drive from the Glenn Allen Highway - very scenic winding drive up to this beautiful lake. The Chugach National Park holds this blueish colored lake surrounded by beautiful mountains. Bear Country signs plus other warning signs however we did not see any. We...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I love going to Eklunta when I visit Alaska. There are some great hikes and you can even rent bikes and kayaks. We intended to kayak to the far end where the water turns but it is FAR. Way more far than you would think....More

2  Thank linzraye00
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29 February 2016|
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Response from mark h | Reviewed this property |
You have to check only certain days of the week can they be used it's either sun thru Wednesday . Or vise versa .
25 July 2015|
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Response from Carla L | Reviewed this property |
Swimming isn't mentioned as a water activity in the State Park's brochure nd it's not listed as a prohibited activity either. Non-Motorized water sports are allowed. Water temps are cold... glacial and stream runoff feed... More