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Worth flying in

I've only flown in, but enjoyed the visit. Very quiet and peaceful in spite of the proximity to... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Laura B
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Palmer, Alaska
Spectacular views, great trails.. look out for the critters!

Went for a picnic and a hike here recently with friends. Parking on weekends may be a challenge... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
WishIWasInTexas
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Bonn, Germany
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

I've only flown in, but enjoyed the visit. Very quiet and peaceful in spite of the proximity to Anchorage and the Mat Su Valley. A very short landing strip ("bold"...the name should give that away I guess!) so only fly in if you are comfortable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Went for a picnic and a hike here recently with friends. Parking on weekends may be a challenge... show up early for better (closer) options. Birds can be aggressive while picnic is underway, keep an eye out. Trails are well maintained, but again... critters (bears)...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WishIWasInTexas
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Spent some time at this quiet lake. We rented a bike and roamed around the lake for a couple hours. Such a picturesque place. Saw a few people kayaking and ATV.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Prerak P
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

This lake was referred by locals as the “Dead Sea” - not much goes in and not much comes out. No real fish. It’s a large pond and fun to skip rocks. There were kayakers who stayed on the other side and who stayed at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Miles Y
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Take the time to drive to this beautiful lake. There are several trails...or you can take a boat out. Or just sit at the waters edge and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Judy G
Reviewed August 1, 2018

Lake was low, but campground was beautiful, treed and very nice. Saw a moose on the shore (too far to photograph). Worth the trip.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane L
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This is one of the best places to go hiking, running, camping or biking.There are many trails and a great creek running into the gorgeous lake. This place is less than an hour from Anchorage and is nestled into the mountains. Love playing here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rmh3lady
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

A beautiful lake to kayak or bike or walk along! We walked the lakeside trail.... it was super nice out and the trail was so scenic..the color of the lake reminded us of Lake Louise in Canada!! Could walk down by the shore for part...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sharonn874
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We saw Lake Eklutna on two of the adventures we took on land. It was a beautiful lake, but we did not get out of the bus to see it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Deborah D
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Me and my husband were here on April. Sadly it wasn't best time for visiting because snow was melting and trails were slippery and wet. But overall lake is incredibly beautiful and gorgeous. We walked around a bit and crossed lake right through the ice....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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kristenwhite48
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Response from Elena H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can drive to the lake. The bike rental shack was there last summer. If you're planning to camp there, there's a nice state-maintained campground there as well.
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