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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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Sutton Visitors Center

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