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Chugiak is a small community located within the municipality of Anchorage, about 20 miles northeast of that city's downtown area. The population is approximately 8,300 residents. Chugiak is one of the fastest growing suburban communities near the city of Anchorage. It's home to the Birchwood Shooting & Recreational Park, (adjacent to the Birchwood Airport), which is the largest rifle, pistol, and shotgun range facility in the State of Alaska. The park is the site of the annual Alaska State Trap and Skeet competitions. Outdoor activities abound in the Chugiak area. Some of the more popular ones include hiking, canoeing, rafting, fishing, back-country exploring, camping, alpine and cross-country skiing. Some park lands in the area have been designated for use by all-terrain vehicles and for dog sledding and ski joring. Places of interest near Chugiak include Thunderbird Falls and the Chugach State Park Eagle River Nature Center, a hands-on interpretive nature center. Self-guided trails are also available at the state park. Eklutna Village Historical Park is located in the native village of the Eklutna and home to the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, the oldest building in Anchorage, built in 1830.

Surrounding areas: Eklutna, Alaska (5.7 mi), Eagle River, Alaska (6.0 mi), Wasilla, Alaska (12.8 mi), Big Lake, Alaska (17.9 mi), Palmer, Alaska (18.5 mi), Anchorage, Alaska (18.6 mi), Pribilof Islands, Alaska (19.7 mi)

Chugiak Vacation Rentals




Chugiak Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Eagle River Microtel13049 Old Glenn HwyEagle River, AK5.0 mi.(907) 622-6000
Eagle River Motel11111 Old Eagle River RdEagle River, AK6.1 mi.(907) 694-5000
Windbreak Cafe2201 E Park HwyWasilla, AK12.6 mi.(907) 376-4484
Best Western Lake Lucille Inn1300 W Lk Lucille DrWasilla, AK12.8 mi.(907) 373-1776
Roadside InnWasilla, AK12.8 mi.(907) 373-4646
Trail Masters LLC ( Log Cabin Rentals)HC 30 2150 S Endeavor RdWasilla, AK12.8 mi.(907) 357-4889
Agate Inn4725 Begich CirWasilla, AK13.8 mi.(907) 373-2290
Ramada Ltd Hotel Of Anchcorage207 Muldoon RdAnchorage, AK14.7 mi.(907) 929-7000
Big Lake MotelBig Lake, AK17.9 mi.(907) 892-7976
Travelodge720 Gambell StAnchorage, AK18.1 mi.(907) 277-1511
Days Inn Anchorage321 E 5th AveAnchorage, AK18.2 mi.(907) 276-7226
Ramada Inn Anchorage Downtown115 E 3rd AveAnchorage, AK18.2 mi.(907) 272-7561
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel401 E 6TH AveAnchorage, AK18.2 mi.(907) 276-8700
Anchorage Grand Hotel505 W 2nd AveAnchorage, AK18.3 mi.(907) 929-8888
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel239 W 4TH AveAnchorage, AK18.3 mi.(907) 793-5500
Extented Stay Deluxe108 E 8th AveAnchorage, AK18.4 mi.(907) 868-1605
Hilton Anchorage500 W 3rd AveAnchorage, AK18.4 mi.(907) 272-7411
Historic Anchorage Hotel330 E StAnchorage, AK18.4 mi.(907) 272-4553
Clarion Suites325 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK18.5 mi.(907) 274-1000
Fairview Motel1930 GLN HwyPalmer, AK18.5 mi.(907) 745-1505
Rodeway Inn Anchorage441 E 15th AveAnchorage, AK18.6 mi.(907) 276-3114
Westmark Anchorage720 W Fifth AveAnchorage, AK18.6 mi.(907) 276-7676
Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel820 W 7th AveAnchorage, AK18.7 mi.(907) 279-8000
Comfort Inn Heritage Suites111 Ship CRK AveAnchorage, AK18.7 mi.(907) 277-6887
Microtel Inn & Suites Anchorage5205 N Wood DrAnchorage, AK18.7 mi.(907) 245-5002
The Hotel Captain Cook939 W 5th AveAnchorage, AK18.7 mi.(907) 276-6000
The Voyager Hotel501 K StAnchorage, AK18.7 mi.(907) 277-9501
West Coast International Inn3333 Winternational Airport RAnchorage, AK18.7 mi.(907) 243-2233
Copper Whale Inn440 L StAnchorage, AK18.8 mi.(907) 258-7999
Hillside Motel2150 Gambell StAnchorage, AK18.8 mi.(907) 258-6006
Hawthorn Suites1110 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK18.9 mi.(907) 222-5005
Bet Western Golden Lion Hotel1600 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK19.0 mi.(907) 501-1522
Inlet Tower Hotel And Suites1200 L StAnchorage, AK19.1 mi.(907) 276-0110
Accents On Family Guest Suites2600 Cordova St Suite 100Anchorage, AK19.2 mi.(800) 770-0227
Residence Inn By Marriott Anchorage1025 35th AveAnchorage, AK19.2 mi.(907) 563-9844
Best Western Garden Lion Hotel1000 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK19.3 mi.(907) 561-1522
Extended Stay Deluxe700 E 34th StAnchorage, AK19.4 mi.(907) 646-4208
Anchorage Springhill Suites By Marriott3401 A StAnchorage, AK19.6 mi.(877) 729-0197
Parkwood Inn4455 Juneau StAnchorage, AK19.7 mi.(907) 563-3590
Puffin Place Hotel1058 W 27TH AveAnchorage, AK19.8 mi.(907) 279-1058

Chugiak Weather & Climate

South-central Alaska has cool summers and bitterly cold winters. The summer weather is tempered by the relatively warm ocean waters to the south and the Alaska Range to the north, which protects it from the very cold temperatures common to interior Alaska. Summer temperatures are in the 60s and 70s, with occasional highs in the 80s. Winter temperatures average around 6.4 degrees F. minimum, but may fall to 20 degrees below zero and rise above freezing later on. September is the wettest month of the year. Summertime weather is typically cloudy, although sunny skies are not uncommon. This region receives about 50 inches of snowfall in the winter. There are two glaciers in the area, the Matanuska Glacier and the Knik Glacier. Wind blows off of these glaciers and funnels into the region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 20°F 4°F 0.55 in. -
February 26°F 8°F 0.57 in. -
March 36°F 14°F 0.35 in. -
April 48°F 25°F 0.31 in. -
May 59°F 34°F 0.74 in. -
June 66°F 42°F 1.26 in. -
July 68°F 47°F 2.10 in. -
August 66°F 45°F 2.22 in. -
September 57°F 37°F 2.14 in. -
October 40°F 25°F 1.59 in. -
November 25°F 11°F 1.14 in. -
December 21°F 6°F 0.87 in. -

Chugiak Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Palmer Municipal airport (PAQ) located about 18 miles northeast of Chugiak in Palmer, Alaska and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC) located approximately 23 miles southwest of Chugiak in Anchorage, Alaska.

Chugiak Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Settlers Bay Golf CourseWasillaAK12.8 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf CourseWasillaAK12.8 mi.
Palmer Golf CoursePalmerAK18.1 mi.
Anchorage Golf CourseAnchorageAK19.0 mi.
Par T Golf CourseAnchorageAK19.0 mi.
Russian Jack Springs Golf CourseAnchorageAK19.0 mi.
Tanglewood Lakes Golf ClubAnchorageAK19.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
AlpenglowAnchorageAK18.7 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK18.7 mi.
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK33.1 mi.
 
State Parks
Chugach State ParkAK18.2 mi. 


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