Eklutna Lake Regulations


Litter mars the landscape and detracts from the enjoyment of others. Please put refuse, including cigarette butts, in containers provided. Pack out all backcountry refuse.


Damaging or removing park equipment and signs, or natural objects such as wildflowers and tree bark is prohibited. Please report vandalism immediately.


Campfires are permitted only in fire pits provided and below the high water mark of Eklutna Lake and Eklutna River. Use only dead and down wood for fires. Campfires are not permitted along the lake within one mile of the Lakeside Trailhead.

Motor Vehicles

All-terrain vehicles are allowed, in summer, only on the Lakeside Trail and only Sunday through Wednesday. ATV regulations are posted at the trailhead and are strictly enforced.

Snowmachines and ATVs designed for snow travel are allowed, when there is sufficient snow cover, on the Lakeside Trail and in Eklutna basin, excluding the Bold and Twin Peaks trails and the East Fork of the Eklutna River.

Aircraft may land on the lake and on Bold Airstrip, a 1,000-foot-long, unmaintained strip at the south end of Eklutna Lake. Practice landings are not allowed.


Fireworks and explosives are prohibited.


Use and discharge of weapons is allowed for legal hunting and trapping except within 1/2 mile of a developed facility such as a campground or the Lakeside Trail. Target shooting is prohibited.


Pets must be leashed at developed facilities and under control at all times.


Groups of more than 20 people must have a permit. To reserve the group picnic and camping area call the Chugach State Park Headquarters.

Much of the land in the Eklutna Valley is owned by Eklutna, Inc. and is managed as part of Chugach State Park under provisions of the North Anchorage Land Agreement.