Summit Lake State Recreation Site

Summit Lake State Recreation Site


Location:Northwest of Palmer, at milepost 19.2 on Hatcher Pass Road.
Facilities:Trails.
Activities:Hiking, hang gliding, backcountry skiing, snow boarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Summit Lake is a tarn (small steep-banked mountain lake or pool) with a depth of 20 feet. West of the lake, a trail leads up a to a bluff overlook, with views of Willow Creek drainage, the Susitna Valley, and the western arc of the Alaska Range. The overlook is a popular launch site for paragliders in the summer. The area above and east of the lake, April Bowl, is popular in winter for backcountry skiing, snow boarding, and snowshoeing. Park is also open to snowmobiling in winter.
Address:c/o Mat-Su/CB Area Office
HC 32 Box 6706
Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone:907-745-3975
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/summit.htm
Size: 360 acres.

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