Eklutna Lakeside Trail reopened to ATVs
(Anchorage, AK) – The Eklutna Lakeside Trail at Eklutna Lake in Chugach State Park has been reopened to the use of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), Sundays thru Wednesdays. While Eklutna Lake remains at flood stage, the water level is dropping, allowing the trail restriction to be lifted.
The beginning half-mile of the Lakeside Trail is no longer flooded, though portions are now narrower due to erosion. At the south end of the lake, near mile 8 of the trail, 24 inches of water covers the trail in a 40-yard section, with no alternate dry route around. Trail users traveling past this point should be prepared to get wet.
The public is strongly encouraged to use caution while recreating at Eklutna Lake. Many sections of the lower, pedestrian/bike trail remain flooded, undercut, or washed out completely. Furthermore, the north end of the Bold Airstrip remains flooded.