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 specialty shops, like Dina’s Cozy Cabin Quilts. The community also has a post office, a UPS Store, a 6-screen movie theatre and ice hockey rink. Camping at Eagle River Campground.