Big Lake, Alaska

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 Our cabin was located on Jade Lake which is a small quiet lake less than 2 minutes from Big Lake. We enjoyed the fun recreation on Big Lake and were able to retreat to the serenity of our cabin on Jade Lake.

We took leisurely walks around the lake or took a drive and explore the wonders of the Mat-Su valley.

South Port Marina is only 1½ miles away.
– Big Lake is Alaska’s well known summer and winter playground.
– Summer activities: swimming, boating, jet skiing and fishing.
– Winter activities: snow machine competitions, dog mushing, ATV racing
– The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race passes two miles south of Big Lake.
– Local festivities include the Ice Fishing Derby,  Iron Dog Winter Festival, Triathlon, other activities hosting by the Big Lake Chamber of Commerce.
– The Big Lake Ice Classic  runs from January to April and is a fund raiser where contestants purchase a ticket and try to guess when the ‘ice breaker’ vehicle will fall into Big Lake due to the ice melting in the spring.
Ice Racing at Big Lake

Big Lake Information
Big Lake Chamber of Commerce – area events and information
Mat-Su Convention and Visitors Bureau – Mat-Su valley visitor information
Local area information  – Alaska travel planning

Big Lake Artic Cat – (in Big Lake) – atv
3 Rivers Fly & Tackle  (in Wasilla) – fishing license/information

A few of the nearby destinations:

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Written by Dave
Alaskan Chalet @ Jade Lake

Memories of our time with Alaska