Around the area

Find things to do and places to go on your visit to the Mat-Su Valley

                                                                  We Support

                                                                Big Lake Trails

                                                               BLT keeps our area

Winter Trails groomed and clears snow for Parking in our parks. You can Volunteer or make a Donation to keep this vital service going.


*Winter Park Fees are donated to BLT for snowplowing


​For information about any  

Alaska State Park location


Click HERE


-ALWAYS wear a PFD

-Do You Know the 'Rules of the Road'

-Are You Water Wise?

Click HERE to learn about Alaska Boating Laws

                                                          FUEL OUT-FISH IN


                                            In 2006, the State of Alaska listed Big Lake as

                                                          impaired for petroleum hydrocarbon pollution

                                                          above state water quality standards. The primary source of hydrocarbons, gasoline, to Big Lake is motorized Watercraft —boats and personal use watercraft.  

GHC supports the ongoing Water Quality Improvement effort in Big Lake by discouraging re-fueling of watercraft on the lake shore, encouraging the use of absorbent pillows or pads in bilge cavities, draining bilge water away from the lake shore and hosting volunteers distributing educational materials. 

Iditarod, The Last Great Race

Big Lake is home to several Iditarod Mushers and their world class Sled Dogs. Many local mushers offer kennel tours and rides! Meet the mushers, veteran race dogs and the newest puppies! 



                    Big Lake Community

                  Impact Assessment

Studying the Impacts of Potential Road Corridors from

the Parks Highway to the Point MacKenzie Road/West

Aryshire Avenue Intersection.

Mat-Su Valley

Convention & Visitors Bureau 

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