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Eklutna Lake is located in the heart of the beautiful Chugach Mountains within Alaska's Chugach State Park. The park is situated within the municipality of Anchorage and is the third largest state park in the United States. Seven-mile long Eklutna Lake was formed by freshwater and glacial streams flowing into valley as the Eklutna Glacier retreated. There is evidence of the glacier's retreat visible in the rocky boulders of the area. Today, Eklutna Lake a very popular recreational spot. Eklutna Lake is known for its' year-round campground, which offers 50 sites with fresh water, restrooms, fire pits and picnic tables. Other activities to enjoy include fishing, boating, kayaking, wind surfing, sailing, hiking, biking, horseback riding and mountain climbing. Wintertime activities include cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and dog sledding. Wildlife viewing and photography are popular anytime of year. However, come prepared as the weather can change rapidly in the valley, bringing high winds. Interpretive displays and a telescope for viewing wildlife is located near the trailhead parking lot. Eklutna Lake also provides power and drinking water for the Anchorage metropolitan area.

Surrounding areas: Chugiak, Alaska (5.7 mi), Wasilla, Alaska (8.9 mi), Eagle River, Alaska (11.6 mi), Palmer, Alaska (12.8 mi), Big Lake, Alaska (20.0 mi), Sutton, Alaska (23.3 mi), Anchorage, Alaska (24.3 mi)

Eklutna Vacation Rentals

Eklutna Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Windbreak Cafe2201 E Park HwyWasilla, AK8.7 mi.(907) 376-4484
Agate Inn4725 Begich CirWasilla, AK8.8 mi.(907) 373-2290
Best Western Lake Lucille Inn1300 W Lk Lucille DrWasilla, AK8.9 mi.(907) 373-1776
Roadside InnWasilla, AK8.9 mi.(907) 373-4646
Trail Masters LLC ( Log Cabin Rentals)HC 30 2150 S Endeavor RdWasilla, AK8.9 mi.(907) 357-4889
Eagle River Microtel13049 Old Glenn HwyEagle River, AK10.7 mi.(907) 622-6000
Eagle River Motel11111 Old Eagle River RdEagle River, AK11.7 mi.(907) 694-5000
Fairview Motel1930 GLN HwyPalmer, AK12.8 mi.(907) 745-1505
Big Lake MotelBig Lake, AK20.0 mi.(907) 892-7976
Ramada Ltd Hotel Of Anchcorage207 Muldoon RdAnchorage, AK20.4 mi.(907) 929-7000
Travelodge720 Gambell StAnchorage, AK23.8 mi.(907) 277-1511
Days Inn Anchorage321 E 5th AveAnchorage, AK23.9 mi.(907) 276-7226
Ramada Inn Anchorage Downtown115 E 3rd AveAnchorage, AK23.9 mi.(907) 272-7561
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel401 E 6TH AveAnchorage, AK23.9 mi.(907) 276-8700
Anchorage Grand Hotel505 W 2nd AveAnchorage, AK24.0 mi.(907) 929-8888
Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel239 W 4TH AveAnchorage, AK24.0 mi.(907) 793-5500
Extented Stay Deluxe108 E 8th AveAnchorage, AK24.1 mi.(907) 868-1605
Hilton Anchorage500 W 3rd AveAnchorage, AK24.1 mi.(907) 272-7411
Historic Anchorage Hotel330 E StAnchorage, AK24.1 mi.(907) 272-4553
Clarion Suites325 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK24.2 mi.(907) 274-1000
Rodeway Inn Anchorage441 E 15th AveAnchorage, AK24.3 mi.(907) 276-3114
Westmark Anchorage720 W Fifth AveAnchorage, AK24.3 mi.(907) 276-7676
Anchorage Marriott Downtown Hotel820 W 7th AveAnchorage, AK24.4 mi.(907) 279-8000
Comfort Inn Heritage Suites111 Ship CRK AveAnchorage, AK24.4 mi.(907) 277-6887
Copper Whale Inn440 L StAnchorage, AK24.4 mi.(907) 258-7999
Microtel Inn & Suites Anchorage5205 N Wood DrAnchorage, AK24.4 mi.(907) 245-5002
The Hotel Captain Cook939 W 5th AveAnchorage, AK24.4 mi.(907) 276-6000
The Voyager Hotel501 K StAnchorage, AK24.4 mi.(907) 277-9501
West Coast International Inn3333 Winternational Airport RAnchorage, AK24.4 mi.(907) 243-2233
Hillside Motel2150 Gambell StAnchorage, AK24.5 mi.(907) 258-6006
Hawthorn Suites1110 W 8th AveAnchorage, AK24.6 mi.(907) 222-5005
Bet Western Golden Lion Hotel1600 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK24.7 mi.(907) 501-1522
Inlet Tower Hotel And Suites1200 L StAnchorage, AK24.8 mi.(907) 276-0110
Accents On Family Guest Suites2600 Cordova St Suite 100Anchorage, AK24.9 mi.(800) 770-0227
Residence Inn By Marriott Anchorage1025 35th AveAnchorage, AK24.9 mi.(907) 563-9844
Best Western Garden Lion Hotel1000 E 36TH AveAnchorage, AK25.0 mi.(907) 561-1522
Extended Stay Deluxe700 E 34th StAnchorage, AK25.1 mi.(907) 646-4208
Anchorage Springhill Suites By Marriott3401 A StAnchorage, AK25.4 mi.(877) 729-0197
Parkwood Inn4455 Juneau StAnchorage, AK25.4 mi.(907) 563-3590
Puffin Place Hotel1058 W 27TH AveAnchorage, AK25.5 mi.(907) 279-1058

Eklutna 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 22°F 6°F 0.55 in. -
February 28°F 10°F 0.57 in. -
March 37°F 18°F 0.35 in. -
April 48°F 27°F 0.31 in. -
May 60°F 36°F 0.74 in. -
June 67°F 44°F 1.26 in. -
July 69°F 48°F 2.10 in. -
August 67°F 46°F 2.22 in. -
September 58°F 39°F 2.14 in. -
October 42°F 26°F 1.59 in. -
November 28°F 13°F 1.14 in. -
December 24°F 8°F 0.87 in. -

Eklutna Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Palmer Municipal airport (PAQ) located about 13 miles northeast of Eklutna in Palmer, Alaska and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC) located approximately 28 miles southwest of Eklutna in Anchorage, Alaska.

Eklutna Attractions

Golf Courses
Settlers Bay Golf CourseWasillaAK8.7 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf CourseWasillaAK8.7 mi.
Palmer Golf CoursePalmerAK12.3 mi.
Anchorage Golf CourseAnchorageAK24.7 mi.
Par T Golf CourseAnchorageAK24.7 mi.
Russian Jack Springs Golf CourseAnchorageAK24.7 mi.
Tanglewood Lakes Golf ClubAnchorageAK24.7 mi.
Ski Areas
AlpenglowAnchorageAK24.4 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK24.4 mi.
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK36.2 mi.
State Parks
Chugach State ParkAK22.0 mi. 

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