Group Sites in Chugach State Park

Planning a family reunion; organizing your scout group; getting a bunch of friends together? There are several areas in Chugach State Park that are appropriate for larger group, some of which can be reserved ahead of time.

Applications are accepted starting at 10:00 am February 1st through the open (summer) season and are processed Monday-Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. To check availability, please contact the DNR Public Information Center (PIC). Applications may be submitted via fax, email, or in person at the PIC. Receipt of applications via fax or email DOES NOT guarantee a reservation until full payment is received. Please call the PIC during business hours to verify receipt of application and provide payment. Applications will be discarded if payment has not been provided within 3 business days of receipt. On February 1, applications received in person at 10:00 am will be processed prior to those received via email or fax. Effective February 1, 2018, applications are no longer accepted via mail.

Additional permitting may be required for activities associated with group facility reservations. For further information, visit DPOR Permits or CSP Permits, or call Chugach State Park Headquarters at (907) 345-5014.

Eklutna Lake Facility Use Application

DNR Public Information Center
550 West 7th Avenue, Suite 1260
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-269-8400 (dial 0 after 10:00 a.m.)
Fax: 907-269-8901
Email: dnr.pic@alaska.gov


Eklutna Lake Group Sites

Description: There are 2 group sites “A” and “B”, which can be reserved separately or combined. 60 individuals  per site are allowed with up to 20 vehicles. When reserving both sites “A” and “B”, there is a 120 person limit with up to 40 vehicles. Site A contains 12 picnic tables and 12 fire rings, and site B contains 7 picnic tables and 7 fire rings; both sites share one latrine.
Reservations Available: Yes
Fee: Sites “A” and “B” are each $150/Night, or $300/Night for both.
Stay Limit: 12 noon on the first day reserved to 11 a.m. on the next day.
Location: 45 minutes north of Anchorage.
To Find It: From Glenn Highway, take Eklutna Exit at Mile 26. Turn toward mountains and follow park signs 10 miles up Eklutna Lake road to Eklutna campground and lake. Make a right on the first road past the fee booth. Map to site provided upon making reservations.

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Eklutna Lake Canyon Site

Description: Large undeveloped gravel pit, large enough for 250 people and up to 40 vehicles. This site contains approximately 3 picnic tables and 3 fire rings, there is not a latrine. Arrangements for garbage and latrine service must be made separately by the individual reserving the group site.
Reservations Available: Yes
Fee: $250/Night
Stay Limit: 12 noon on the first day reserved to 11 a.m. on the last day reserved.
Location: 45 minutes north of Anchorage.
To Find It: From Glenn Highway, take Eklutna Exit at Mile 26. Turn toward mountains and follow park signs 10 miles up Eklutna Lake road to Eklutna campground and lake. Map to site provided upon making reservations.


Eklutna Lake Picnic Pavilion

Description: Large covered picnic pavilion with 3 picnic tables and standing charcoal BBQ’s , parking for 5 vehicles and nearby latrines. The maximum number of people allowed for this picnic pavilion is 25 people.
Reservations Available: Yes
Fee: $30/4 hour block. (11am-3pm or 4pm- 8pm)
Stay Limit: No limit, but day use only-in 4 hour blocks.
Location: 45 minutes north of Anchorage.
To Find It: From Glenn Highway, take Eklutna Exit at Mile 26. Turn toward mountains and follow park signs 10 miles up Eklutna Lake road to Eklutna campground and lake.


Eagle River Rapids Group Camping Site

This site is managed by the Eagle River Nature Center. For more information visit here.


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