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Lake Eklutna

Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-345-5014
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Nice to see if you have time

I wouldn't miss something more exciting to see Lake Eklutna - but we had time and enjoyed driving... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
San Jose
An afternoon at Lake Eklutna.

We took a drive to Lake Eklutna one weekend in September, and we were happy we did. The foliage... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Anchorage, Alaska
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  • Average3%
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Chugach State Park, Anchorage, AK
+1 907-345-5014
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took a drive to Lake Eklutna one weekend in September, and we were happy we did. The foliage was beautiful with all the yellows and browns glistening in the Fall sunlight. There is a great walking path along the lake which is slightly over...More

Thank cher1314
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite easy hikes along the shore of the lake when we have visitors who are not prepared for an Alaskan backcountry day hike. Can walk as far out as you want.

Thank BaronAnchorage
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for an afternoon walk with another family of young children. The lake is amazing. There is an ice cream shop on the way out. It had local flavors was a good way to end an afternoon.

Thank Mallika D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Kayak/Bike tour through Lifetime Adventures located in the park. They were very accommodating as to the time we wanted to start. The drive took us about 50 minutes from downtown Anchorage. The road is narrow and speeds are slow for the last...More

Thank dkkmclark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 8 PM in the evening. There were still lots of people hiking and playing around the water. There were loaner children's life vests which was very nice. It is beautiful there and worth the drive there just to see the area.

Thank jeannem284
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even though the road going around lake eklutna was not open yet, we walked down and made our way across streams to the edge of the lake on a sunny day. It was quite beautiful and I would probably given it 5 stars if we...More

Thank dnottelmann
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The state park brochure depicts a boat ramp that leads to the water. My friends and I brought our kayaks for an afternoon. It appears that the boat ramp is no longer going down to the water. We had to carry our kayaks a few...More

Thank Samuel T
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Drove from ANC to Denali and stopped at Eklutna on the way. It's really easy to get to from ANC and only about an hours drive. Once you turn off Hwy 1, it's about a 15-20 minute drive to the site (paved road). Ample parking...More

Thank Louie M
Reviewed 31 May 2017

I've been camping and biking at Eklutna and it's really fun. The water is a rich glacier blue color and it's a great place to take pictures.

Thank aj95anderson
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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