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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-345-5014
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Great camping and walk to Twin Peaks

Lovely camping (only a little expensive for no drinkable water and no shelters) near the lake. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aarschot, Belgium
Decreasingly Great

I camped here during the summer of 2005 and thought I had died and gone to heaven. I won a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fort Collins, Colorado
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  • Average3%
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Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank eedoonan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Mari245
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A little bit of a drive but well worth it. Very beautiful. Paved road all the way and a fairly easy drive. Go if you have the time. You can also make Thunderbird Falls a part of your trip to Eklutna.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 22 July 2017

I wouldn't miss something more exciting to see Lake Eklutna - but we had time and enjoyed driving out to the lake, and several of the other lakes nearby. Mosquito Lake is aptly named!

Thank Jennifer100SanJose
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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