August 2009


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Communities On The Glenn Highway Scenic Byway@

Sutton Visitors Center

Email  suttonvisitors@hotmail.com

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Mile Marker 65.1

Madwater

Take a ride on the wild side, rafting on the Matanuska River with Madwater Rafting Company. 

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You start on the Chickaloon River before heading down to the Matanuska River for your 4 hour journey.  

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View wildlife moose, bald eagles, majestic mountains along one of the most exhilarating rides on the river.

 

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Make your Reservation today!

 

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Communities On The Glenn Highway Scenic Byway@

Sutton Visitors Center

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Mile Marker 70 – Pinnacle Mountain RV Park & Cafe

Mile Marker 77 – Chickaloon General Store

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Pinnacle Mt. is 10 miles from Sutton as you travel the Glenn Highway from Palmer.  As you wind along the Matanuska River, you will pass King River, the Chugach Mountains on your right where King Mountain looms ahead.  There is a great spot to stop and walk out to the river on sandy beach.  Once you reach the Pinnacle RV Park and Cafe, you will greeted by owners Marvin and Jill.   The cafe features homemade daily specials and great homemade pies.  The RV park is set to accommodate your RV, campers and semi trucks  for an overnight or longer.  The animal zoo is a favorite for locals, where else can you see over 100 different animals, Llamas, pigs, goats are scattered throughout the property, a fun spot for kids and adults.

Clean bathrooms with hot showers and a laundry gives you a wonderful spot to rest, eat and get ready for your next adventure along the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway.  Stop in and say hello, Alaskans are a friendly group of people, always ready to talk and give you some tid – bit of useful information, don’t be shy, ask about what you don’t know.

Marvin is very proud of his collection of Antique Tractors, the largest collection from just about anywhere!!!!!  Jill loves the animals and can tell you all about each one, like her children they have raised most of them since birth.  Fresh eggs from her chickens and milk and cheese from her goats are juts a few of the surprises you find at this one kind of RV Park and Cafe.

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Pinnacle Mt RV Park & Café: Mile 70 26616 N. Glenn Hwy. Open Year round Breakfast all day lunch & Dinner specials daily & full menu. RV Hook-Ups, Gifts Shop, Antiques, largest antique tractor collection in Alaska. Bathrooms with hot showers, laundry, Petting Zoo with over 100 Animals. Caravans and Trucks welcome.

Call for reservations: 907 746-6531 Email: pinnaclepeak@mtaonline.net

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Mike Marker 69.5  The Lady Bug Greenhouse

IMG_1007 The Lady Bug Greenhouse is a well kept secret among locals, you will find the best in starter plants for your spring gardening projects.  Open only for a few months, she closes by the 1st of June.

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Just before you get to Pinnacle Mt. on the right side of the road traveling east,

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Mile Marker 77

Chickaloon General Store: Near MP 77 on the Glenn Highway. The Chickaloon Historical Room shows photos of the Coal Mining community. Breathtaking views of King & Castle Mountain. Locally owned and operated. Local Alaskan gifts made of fur, fleece, leather, bone, antler, skulls, river rocks & gems. Laundry, showers, propane, gas and everything for your camping, hiking and BBQ needs. Stop in for a snack and a chat! Call 907 746-1801

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Sutton Visitors Center

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Ravine and Bonnie Lake  – Mile 83

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Ravine Lake was first stocked by ADFG in 1955 with steelhead/rainbow trout (RT) fry/fingerling. RT were again stocked 1956-1963, 1965-1966, 1968, 1973, 1975-1976, 1978, and 1980-1998. Ravine Lake is landlocked. There were a few complaints, several years ago, about trespassing on property at the far end of the lake. With the increased number of anglers, rainbow trout catchables have replaced fingerling. Ravine Lake is a popular rainbow trout fishery with excellent survival of fish. Sampling in 2006 indicated an excellent population of catchable rainbow trout. Sampling in 2006 indicated an excellent population of catchable rainbow trout. Ravine Lake is scheduled for stocking 1,996 catchable rainbow trout for 2008; and 2,612 catchables for 2009-2012.

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Access Information

Directions: Mile 83.3 Glenn Hwy. North on gravel road 0.8 mile to lake on right side of road. Parking alongside of road with short steep trail to lake. NOTE: Part of lake shoreline is private property. Please respect private property.

Status: Road ROW

Access: Undeveloped —

Township: T20N, R6E, S24

Lat/Long: 61° 48′ 15” N,   148° 17′ 20” W

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Bathymetric Map of Ravine Lake

Bonnie Lake

Bonnie Lake (Lower)

Bathymetric Map of Bonnie Lake (Lower)

Mean Depth: 20.2′

Maximum Depth: 40′

Shoreline Length: 2.5 mi

Management Area: Mat-Su

USGS Map: ANCHORAGE D-4

Surface Acres: 118 Acres

Volume: 2389 Acre Ft.

Elevation: 1800′

Previous to 1958, when Lower Bonnie Lake was stocked with 38,000 rainbow trout fingerling, Bonnie Lakes were barren of fish. Stocking with rainbow trout continued every year until 1967. Following stockings of RT were in 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1986 and 1990. Arctic grayling were stocked for one year in 1969. Rainbow trout and Arctic graying populations are sustained with natural reproduction in the connecting stream between Lower and Upper Bonnie, and the outlet of Lower Bonnie. Lower Bonnie drains to the Chickaloon River by way of Sawmill Creek A falls several miles below Lower Bonnie, prevents any fish passage upstream. Currently no stocking is planned. If stocking were to occur, fish would have to be triploid (sterilized) all female rainbow trout, not able to spawn with the existing rainbow trout population.

Access Information

Directions: Mile 83.3 Glenn Hwy. North on gravel road 1.8 miles, not recommended for trailers, to access site with outhouse and boat launch.. NOTE: Majority of lake shoreline is private property. Please respect private property.

Status: Road ROW

Access: Boat Ramp & Parking — 1. State Parks Maintenance modified boat ramp (decreased grade) and repaired damage to lower ramp 7/16/97. 2. Ongoing maintenance.

Township: T 20N, R 6E, S23-24, T 20N, R 7E, S19

Lat/Long: 61° 47′ 59” N,   148° 18′ 0” W

Fishing Information

Species Present: Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout

First stocked in: 1958

View Sample Fishing Data

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Mile Marker 60.1 — 114.9 Sutton to Majestic Valley Lodge

Sutton to the Majestic Lodge, along the mighty Matanuska River, 54 miles of the most beautiful part of the Glenn Highway. Nestled between the Chugach and Talkeenta Mountain Ranges, Visit the Historic Alpine Park. Athabascan Culture Exhibits, native music, dancing and storytelling. Madwater River Rafting. Stop at Pinnacle Mt RV Park & Café’s petting zoo with over 100 animals. Gifts Stores, Antiques Shops, Native Art, gold panning, hiking, Geo-Caching Maps at the Sutton Visitors Center. The Matanuska Glacier, the only glacier accessible by car, Walk on A Glacier. Glacier Trekking & Ice climbing with Mica Guides, View wildlife, Dall sheep. Comfortable lodging, at Tundra Rose Guest Cottages, Grand View Café & RV Park , Sheep Mt. Lodge, Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge & Matanuska Lodge,…So Much To Do !

 

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· Mile 60.1

· Sutton Visitors Center

· Alpine Historical Park

· Jonesville Café & General Store

· Riverside Deli & Grocery

· Matanuska Madwater Rafting

· Mile 70

· Pinnacle Mt RV Park & Café

· Mile 77

· Chickaloon General Store

· Mile 99.5

· The Matanuska Lodge

· Mile 102

· Matanuska Glacier Park

· Mile 102.5

· Mica Guides — Trekking & Ice Climbing

· Mile 109.5

· Tundra Rose Guest Cottages

· Mile 109.7

· Grand View Café & RV Park

· Mile 113.5

· Sheep Mountain Lodge

· Mile 114.9

· Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge

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Mile Marker 60.1

clip_image026Jonesville Café & General Store:  Open Daily year round, grocery, serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, espresso, beer on tap. Gifts, internet wireless, laundry, bathrooms w/ hot showers. ATM ,Ice, firewood, propane, easy access semi’s, trailers. 907 746-7461 or email : Rebecca_hobbs@msn.com for more information. Web site http://alaskaadventuresites.com/webpages/suttongeneralstore/

 

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Alpine Inn  Open 10AM to 1AM — Beer, Wine, Full Bar, pool tables, music, outdoor deck, group events, live music events, banquets. 907 745 – 9595

 

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Open 9AM to7PM Daily May 31—Sept. 15

Historical Buildings, Athabascan Winter Lodge Exhibit, Coal Mining Relics, Local Fossils, Gardens, Picnic Area, Tour Bus Access, Playground & Restrooms. Coal Miner’s Hall of Fame, 14 miles east of Palmer. One hour from Anchorage, groups events & weddings. 907 745-7000

Web Site www.alpinehistoricalpark.org

Email alpinehistoricalsociety@hotmail.com 

 

Sutton — Visitors Center: Located at the Alpine Historical Park

Open daily, Information, internet, brochures, Geo-Caching, hiking trails, camping, fishing, 4—wheel, cross country skiing maps. Reservations for local activities and lodging. Call 907 745-1716

Email suttonvisitors@hotmail.com 

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Riverside Deli & Grocery: Open Daily 7AM to 9PM Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, fully stocked grocery store, video rentals, gifts, ATM, Ice, Propane, Take out menu, Great Deli Sandwiches. Daily Specials. Call Ahead 907 746 — 3354

 

Mile Marker 65.1

Madwater 

Madwater Rafting: Mile 65.1 Open Daily Open [June – August]   Whitewater rafting or inflatable kayaking available on multiple trips daily.  Enjoy our scenic, splashy "Fun Run."  It’s a great day to be on the water with Matanuska Madwater! “Need a Good Paddling “ 1-888-MAD-RAFT

Web: www.matanuskamadwater.com.

 

Mile Marker 70

clip_image024Pinnacle Mt RV Park & Café: Mile 70 26616 N. Glenn Hwy. Open Year round Breakfast all day lunch & Dinner specials daily & full menu. RV Hook-Ups, Gifts Shop, Antiques, largest antique tractor collection in Alaska. Bathrooms with hot showers, laundry, Petting Zoo with over 100 Animals. Caravans and Trucks welcome.

Call for reservations: 907 746-6531 Email: pinnaclepeak@mtaonline.net

 

Mile Marker 77

Chickaloon General Store: Near MP 77 on the Glenn Highway. The Chickaloon Historical Room shows photos of the Coal Mining community. Breathtaking views of King & Castle Mountain. Locally owned and operated. Local Alaskan gifts made of fur, fleece, leather, bone, antler, skulls, river rocks & gems. Laundry, showers, propane, gas and everything for your camping, hiking and BBQ needs. Stop in for a snack and a chat! Call 907 746-1801

 

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Communities On The Glenn Highway Scenic Byway@

Sutton Visitors Center

Email  suttonvisitors@hotmail.com

Web Site  https://visitalaska.wordpress.com

907 745 –1716

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Mile Marker 99.5

The Matanuska Lodge

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The Matanuska Lodge: Mile 99.5 Four beautifully decorated rooms w/private baths, a 7 person deck located hot tub, a game room w/pool table & exercise equip.  Splendid views of on site private 40 acre lake with paddle boats and canoes, w/ The Matanuska Glacier at your doorstep.  Daily Breakfast & Hors d’oeuvres w/special Continental fare, Dinner by request. Big screen TV, Wireless Internet. Private bath robes, hairdryers, and lighted makeup mirrors. Radiant heat floors & ceiling fans, total blackout shades.  Wildlife that visits & a spotting scope for viewing Dahl sheep from a picnic area & fire pit. Near Mica Glacier Guides & Nova rafters. The Matanuska Lodge, a resort for all seasons, w/activities to enjoy any time of year. For The Discriminating Traveler.

34301 W. Glenn Hwy. 99674 Phone: 907 746-0378 

Web Site: www. Matanuska Lodge.com  

Email: nuska1@mac.com

 

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The Matanuska Glacier

Matanuska Glacier: Mile 102 “Walk on a Glacier” Guided Tours, Hiking. The average person takes about fifteen minutes to walk ”back in time to the ice age”.  Everyone has seen Glaciers from boats, aircraft, highways and in books and films.  Our tours give you a outstanding hands on experience & also ties other information together in a deeper understanding. Call 888 253-448

Email blueice@mtaonline.net

 

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Exposure Alaska & Mica Guides : Mile 102.5 " Discover glacier hiking, trekking and ice climbing on the blue ice of the Matanuska Glacier. Explore crevasses, pools, towering ice formations and hidden lakes. Just about anyone can enjoy glacier treks with our experienced guides.  No experience is necessary for any of our trips.  Whether you’re a first time visitor to a glacier or seeking an introduction to the vertical world of ice and mountaineering, we have an adventure for you! For Reservations : 907 351– 7587 800 956-6422

Email: info@micaguides.com

Web Site: www. micaguides.com

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tundra Rose

Tundra Rose Guest Cottages

MP 109.5 Three quality guest cottages in a relaxing nature setting with unobstructed Matanuska glacier views, kitchenettes, coffee makers, gas fireplaces, private baths, private decks/ patios and cable TV. Located at the base of sheep mountain, Dahl sheep can be viewed on the surrounding mountains. Dining and Laundry services nearby.

Web Site www.tundrarosecabins.com  Email info@tundrarosecabins.com

907 745 5865  If calling long distance from within Alaska, call 1-800-315 5865 for reservation.

 

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Grand view Cafe 

Grand View RV Park & Café

MP 109.7 Is your dining and RV camping destination while entering or exiting Alaska. Relax in our log café, which features hearty home style meals and brick oven baked pizza. Full service pull-through RV sites have 30/50 amp electric with delicious spring water. The only RV park with commercial cable TV and WI-FI at every site! Spectacular panoramic mountain views, Dahl sheep and other wildlife viewing. 15 Minutes to the Matanuska glacier by car.

Web Site www.grandviewrv.com  Email info@grandviewrv.com

907 746 4480 summer phone

 

Mile Marker 113.5 sheep mt 

Sheep Mountain Lodge: Mile 113.5 11 Comfortable cabins w/private bath. Full service restaurant, hot tub & sauna. "Premium guest cabins with kitchens." Breathtaking views of the Matanuska River Valley. Diverse recreational trails for hiking & cross country skiing. Wildlife Viewing, easy access for RV’s & Buses.

Web Site www.sheepmountain.com    Email info@sheepmountain.com

Toll Free 877 645-5121

 

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Majestic Valley Wilderness Lodge: Mile 114.9

A Serene Wilderness amidst Alaska’s Chugach & Talkeenta Mountains. Comfortable Rooms and Cabins. Summer & Winter Activities. Convenient location to Denali & Wrangell St. Elias National Parks. Wildlife Viewing. Perfect for weddings, retreats & special events.

Web Site www.majesticvalleylodge.com  Email info@majesticvalleylodge.com

907 746-2930 Fax 907 746-2931

 

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