Description

Eklutna Lake Campground will, of course, give you access to Eklutna Lake. That’s a given. This decent-sized spot has even more to offer off the water, however. The surrounding terrain is crazy popular for hiking, horseback riding, wildlife watching, and even ATVs. It’s quite a luxury you’ll find here, having a lake you can give or take!
Lodging provided
Bring your own Tents, Vans and truck campers, Cabin
61 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Eklutna Lake Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Stacy
Stacy P.
didn't provide a recommendation.
May 30th, 2017

What's not to love about Eklutna! The views at the water's edge are beautiful. The teal glacial water is stunning. On a warmer day you'll see folks kayaking, throwing sticks for their dogs, and relaxing lake side. If you head up Twin Peaks trail, there's a bench which overlooks the lake. Keep heading up and eventually you'll get to the peak for an incredible view which stretches the length of the 13 mile lake. You may even possibly find yourself amidst some mountain sheep. We were up there this past Memorial Day weekend and saw a bear run down the mountains into some brush. As for the campsite, it's a great location. A stones throw away, opposite side of some trees which is great protection from the glacial winds. A must visit!

Memorial Day weekend.  Photo from the first bench.Past the second bench, Kyoko is scoping out her next adventure.Kyoko posting watch.The campsite is just to the right of the beach, just beyond some the trees.  That's what you want because the winds coming off Eklutna Glacier is chilly and fast in the afternoons.  While kayaking, it feels like we're sea kayaking!  Fun, but challenging.
Hipcamper Glen
Glen S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 26th, 2018

Hey... We have been "camping here at Eklutna" since the first week in May, 2018. We expect to move on this next Sunday, 30 Sept 2018--it's been a wonderful Spring, Summer and Fall. There were NO leaves on the trees when we move in--there was still SNOW on the ground in many places within the campground! Summer came in June, and last Sunday, the 23rd of September was the busiest day ever! Every parking lot and campground site was filled with campers, hikers, lovers holding hands, moose and bear hunters, ATVers, and folks just enjoying the beautiful Alaska Fall colors. What can I say? We will miss Eklutna, the people we worked with & so many others that we got to know as Volunteer Campground Hosts; photos may fade, but memories REMAIN!

Hipcamper Jessica  S.
recommends this listing.
July 21st, 2018
Hipcamper Jamie B.
recommends this listing.
February 16th, 2018
Park
Chugach State Park
State
Alaska
Country
United States
Phone Number
907-345-5014
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
61.409° N, 149.142° W
$60/night
Cabin & Lodging: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)
$15/night
Tent / Van: 60 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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