Located 26 miles northeast of Anchorage, Eklutna Lake is a scenic valley that is part of Chugach State Park
. The year-round recreation area features a beautiful campground, hiking trails and opportunities for mountain biking, fishing, kayaking and canoeing. The seven-mile long Eklutna Lake was created after Eklutna Glacier retreated and mountain streams filled the valley it left behind. A remnant of the glacier can still be seen today.