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Anchorage, Matsu & Cook Inlet
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Anchorage, Matsu & Cook Inlet



Chugach State Park

Seward Highway (AK9)--Portage to Anchorage

Girdwood & Alyeska

Portage Glacier Recreation Area (Chugach National Forest)

Knik Arm

Glenn Highway (AK1)--Anchorage to Parks Highway Junction





Hatcher Pass

Independence Mine State Historic Park

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve


The lowland region north of Knik Arm and the Chugach Mountains is dominated by the Matanuska and Susitna Rivers, which flow into Cook Inlet. The region is commonly called Matsu. Surrounded by the Chugach, Talkeetna, and Alaska Ranges, MatSu is home to the rapidly growing town of Wasilla, and the center of the state’s tiny agricultural region, Palmer. Both towns are surrounded by private parcels, homesteads, small farms, vacation cabins, and numerous minor roads. Visit the Palmer, Wasilla, Hatcher Pass, Knik Arm, Glenn Highway, Eklutna and Independence Mine SHP pages for area info. More Matsu visitor information is available at www.alaskavisit.com.