Unincorporated, located within Anchorage
in the Municipality of Anchorage
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (ee kloot' nuh); also see Anchorage
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
Geography and Climate
- Eklutna is located at the head of the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet, at the mouth of the Eklutna River, 25 miles northeast of Anchorage. It is within the boundaries of the Municipality of Anchorage.
- The average temperatures in January range from 6 to 14 °F; in July, 47 to 67 °F. Annual precipitation averages 16.5 inches.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- The Eklutna area was the site of many Athabascan villages as little as 800 years ago. Today's residents are descendants of the Danaina tribe. Russian Orthodox missionaries arrived in the 1840s. A railroad station was built in 1918. The Eklutna Power House supplies hydroelectric power to Anchorage.
- It is an Athabascan village with a subsistence lifestyle. Approximately 65 residents are members of the Eklutna Village. The Russian Orthodox religion is prevalent.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Eklutna Native Village
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Number of Commercial Fishing Permit Holders
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- CDQ Participant
- Gallon of Heating Fuel
- Gallon of Gasoline
- The village lies on the highway between Anchorage and Palmer and therefore has ready access to a variety of transportation services in those communities. Two privately-owned airstrips, as well as the Alaska Railroad system, are located in the area.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District