Knik River Lodge

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

29979 E. Knik River Road, 50 miles north of Anchorage, Anchorage, Alaska, 99645, United States
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Forum Posts

Northern Lights?

by claroline22

I live on Elmendorf, and am really intrested in seeing the Aurora. I was told that if the magnetic field is high, and the moon is dull, then it is visible if the aurora is active. But I've been told that it is all about location. Does anyone have any great spots in Anchorage or Eagle River area, or up on base or post? Just wondering

RE: Northern Lights?

by Explorenorth

Anywhere away from steet lights is good - Earthquake Park being good because of the great view to the north as wll. Check the aurora forecast at to see if is worth going out. The forecasts are made about 3 days ahead, as thats how long it takes the sun's magnetic storms to reach the earth and cause the aurora.


RE: Northern Lights?

by onebadcat

Arctic Valley can be phenomenal as can Birch Lake area. We usually just drive up to Glen Alps if it is really ripping. Obviously Hatchers Pass is a ways to drive but if there is a good forcast you can see it really well up there. I never seem to be able to see a forcast and pursue it though. My best luck has been when I just happen to look up while taking the trash out?

Good hunting.


RE: RE: Northern Lights?

by RickinDutch

I see you made it!

Since you're already on base, you probably have access to the rec area north of the runways. The lodge on the lake is a great spot because it gets so dark there. So just use the web site given previously to find a good night - pack up your hot cocoa and you're set!


RE: RE: Northern Lights?

by claroline22

well i never made it out there. but i went on a cruise out of seward and loved it! i got 2 see humback whales and a pod of orca!

Travel Tips for Anchorage

Go to Earthquake Park and...

by hyperdrive

Go to Earthquake Park and see/experience the museum. Not my most treasured memory but I did take home a paper tray liner from McDonald's. It was a map of other McDonald's locations. One was located at 'North Pole'- Santa must like McD's too!

Cook Inlet

by Stephen-KarenConn

The City of Anchorage overlooks Cook Inlet, named for Captain James Cook who explored this area in his vain search for a northwest passage across the top of the North American continent in 1778. The inlet , surrounded by mountains and filled with glacial silt, extends from Anchorage 150 miles to the open Pacific Ocean. These waters are ferocious and wild, with whirlpool currents and a tidal range of almost 40 vertical feet. However, a navigable passageway is kept open, allowing Anchorage to be a major ocean port, as well as a favorite destination for numerous cruise ships. At Anchorage, Cook Inlet divides into two arms, Knik Arm extending to the northeast, and Turnagain Arm extending to the southeast.

This photo of the Cook Inlet, framed with mudflats and fireweed, was taken from Anchorage along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The small boat you see in the center is actually a very large ocean freighter making its way toward the Port of Anchorage.

Fishing Accessories

by frankcanfly

If you plan to fish here, know that you can carry home plenty of the fish on the airline, or you can have it shipped.

Anchorage International Airport offers freezer storage for about $12 per day if you have a departing airline ticket.

Call 248-0373 for details

Sledding Arctic Valley

by mcpangie

A few miles north of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway you can find a little off-shoot road that will bring you up Arctic Valley. There is a hill that the locals love to sled down.

You need a car, a designated driver, and a handful of friends to go sledding with. You get dropped off at the top of the sledding hill and zoom down several miles of fun and bumpy trail to the bottom. The car picks you up and you start all over again.

Kincaid Park

by Scandic

Kincaid is a large green area in South West Anchorage, just south from Ted Steven Int'l Airport. This beautiful hilly place has more then 1,400 acres of land, with good trail connection for runners and massive range of cross-country trails.
If you want some change from Chugach and want to stay close to the sea, Kincaid is to place to go for a daily walk or skiing trip. You can access it by feet or bike from downtown and by car, of course. There is a good visitor center there, which provides information of this park's facilities. Watch out for bears and mooses in this wonderful park. Enjoy good views and say hi to other oudoor enthuastics.

Tony Knowles Coastal Trail ends/starts from Kincaid.

West end of Raspberry Rd
Anchorage, AK


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