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Sutton is a community in south-central Alaska, near the city of Wasilla. The CDP (census-designated place) includes the community, which is a former coal mining town, and the road construction camp of Sutton. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,447 residents. For outdoor recreation, nearby Big Lake offers 50 miles of wooded shoreline and activities such as fishing, boating, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, and dog sled racing. Nancy Lake State Recreation Area is about 25 miles away and contains a network of 130 lakes and ponds. It's a popular place for hiking, camping, canoeing, skiing and snowmobiling. Other nearby attractions include Independence Mine State Historical Park and the Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry. Anchorage is an easy day trip from Sutton and offers glacier and wildlife cruises, ice climbing, eco tours, private charter plane rides for a birds-eye view of the region. Places to visit while in the city include the Town Square Municipal Park and Alaska Center for Performing Arts, Museum of Natural History, the Alaska Zoo, Alaska Botanical Center, and the Eagle River Nature Center. Sutton is also one of the best places in southern Alaska for viewing of the Northern Lights, best seen in the months of September and March.

Surrounding areas: Palmer, Alaska (10.5 mi), Chickaloon, Alaska (15.3 mi), Wasilla, Alaska (20.0 mi), Eklutna, Alaska (23.3 mi), Chugiak, Alaska (29.0 mi), Eagle River, Alaska (34.9 mi), Willow, Alaska (36.1 mi)

Sutton Vacation Rentals

Sutton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Fairview Motel1930 GLN HwyPalmer, AK10.5 mi.(907) 745-1505
Agate Inn4725 Begich CirWasilla, AK16.9 mi.(907) 373-2290
Best Western Lake Lucille Inn1300 W Lk Lucille DrWasilla, AK20.0 mi.(907) 373-1776
Roadside InnWasilla, AK20.0 mi.(907) 373-4646
Trail Masters LLC ( Log Cabin Rentals)HC 30 2150 S Endeavor RdWasilla, AK20.0 mi.(907) 357-4889
Windbreak Cafe2201 E Park HwyWasilla, AK20.3 mi.(907) 376-4484

Sutton 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 21°F 7°F 1.00 in. -
February 27°F 9°F 0.86 in. -
March 37°F 15°F 0.75 in. -
April 49°F 23°F 0.44 in. -
May 60°F 30°F 0.82 in. -
June 67°F 39°F 1.49 in. -
July 68°F 44°F 2.25 in. -
August 66°F 42°F 2.63 in. -
September 57°F 35°F 3.10 in. -
October 41°F 25°F 1.74 in. -
November 27°F 13°F 1.39 in. -
December 23°F 9°F 1.40 in. -

Sutton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Palmer Municipal airport (PAQ) located about 10 miles southwest of Sutton in Palmer, Alaska and the Ted Stevens Anchorage International airport (ANC) located approximately 51 miles southwest of Sutton in Anchorage, Alaska.

Sutton Attractions

Golf Courses
Palmer Golf CoursePalmerAK11.0 mi.
Settlers Bay Golf CourseWasillaAK19.8 mi.
Sleepy Hollow Golf CourseWasillaAK19.8 mi.
Ski Areas
AlpenglowAnchorageAK47.6 mi.
Hilltop Ski AreaAnchorageAK47.6 mi.
Alyeska ResortGirdwoodAK53.9 mi.

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