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Points of Interest

Points of Interest


Chugiak-Eagle River is surrounded by beautiful and rugged Alaska wilderness. Bordered on the East is Chugach State Park – 495,000 acres of pristine wilderness with gateway access from a variety of locations within the community. Hiking trails are abundant and animals are close at hand. Several of the highlights of the area are below.

Thunderbird Falls

THUNDERBIRD FALLS is located in the northern part of our community and is the terminus of a comfortable one mile family walk on a well maintained trail. It is a must see for all who visit this area.

EKLUTNA VILLAGE HISTORICAL PARK is centered in the native village of Eklutna. This site is the home of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. The church, documented as the oldest building in Anchorage with a construction date of approximately 1830, provides a glimpse into the historic Russian influence in the region. On the church grounds are brightly colored native spirit houses that rise above the graves in the ancestral burial ground. Eklutna Village Historical Park is part of the Orthodox Church. Please call to arrange for visiting from mid May through mid September for tours. Phone (907)-688-6026 May-September.

Eklutna Village Historical Park
Chugach State Park Visitor's Center

The CHUGACH STATE PARK EAGLE RIVER NATURE CENTER is located at mile 12 of Eagle River Road and provides the gateway to Chugach State Park. This facility, operated by Friends of Eagle River Nature Center, offers "hands on" interpretive nature displays, junior naturalist programs, special interest classes, as well as self-guided trails into the Park. Volunteers are available to help answer questions and direct hikers. Parking fee required. Summer and winter staffing hours vary. Call (907) 694-2108.

SOUTH FORK FALLS, located out Hiland Road adjacent to Spirit Park, is another natural treasure for visitors and residents alike.

South Fork Falls in fall

Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce is located in the CER Town Center across from the hall from the library at 12001 Business Blvd., Suite 108

Mailing address:
PO Box 770353
Eagle River AK 99577
Office: 907-694-4702
Fax: 907-694-1205

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