Eagle River

Population: 22,000
Eagle River is located on the Glenn Highway, 13 miles from downtown Anchorage.
Visitor information
Chugiak–Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 770353, Eagle River, AK 99577; phone (907) 694-4702.

The Chugiak–Eagle River area was homesteaded after WWII when the new Glenn Highway opened this rural area northeast of Anchorage. Today, Eagle River is a fast-growing residential area with a full range of businesses, most located along the Old Glenn Highway east off the Glenn Highway.

Eagle River has accommodations, dining, supermarkets, banks, gas stations, a laundromat, shopping centers and a variety of shops. The community also has a post office, a 6-screen movie theatre and ice hockey rink. Camping at Eagle River Campground.


  • The annual Bear Paw Festival in July.
  • Eagle River Nature Center at Mile 12.5 Eagle River Road has natural history displays, viewing telescope and self-guiding nature trails. This is also the trailhead for the Historic Iditarod-Crow Pass Trail from Girdwood.
  • Shop the Farmer’s Market in summer.


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