Eagle River Lodge No. 13 was given dispensation on December 12, 1983, and chartered by the Grand Lodge of Alaska on February 7, 1985.
17111 N. Eagle River Loop Road
Eagle River, AK 99577
Location & Meetings:
Eagle River No. 13 meets monthly on the First Monday of the month at 7pm, except for holidays when the Lodge will meet the following Monday.
We look forward to seeing you!
Eagle River, Alaska
The 1996 Arctic Winter Games were held in Chugiak and Eagle River.
Popular local activities include rafting, hiking, skiing, and exploring the mountains. One of the more popular local hikes is up Mount Baldy, which overlooks the town. There is a little fishing in the river, but anglers tend to gather at Fire and Mirror Lakes.
Annual community events include a Fourth of July celebration held at Lion’s Park and the Bear Paw Festival, which is in July and is celebrated with multiple events throughout Eagle River.
The Bear Paw Festival kicks off on Thursday evening with the Miss Bear Paw pageant held at the Steve Primis Auditorium at Chugiak High School. This scholarship pageant sponsored by the Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber of Commerce also presents awards for Bear Paw Princess, Official Escort, Best Costume with an Alaskan Theme, and Miss Congeniality.
Saturday morning there is a 5k foot race, followed by a parade. A Renaissance group does performances on the weekend.
On average, the area experiences two to three “chinooks”, a warm, dry wind that melts much of the snow and creates a minor thaw, during the winter months.
Springtime is generally referred to as “break-up” in Alaska, referring to the breaking up of the ice on rivers and lakes.
Local lore holds that seedlings should not be planted outdoors until after Memorial Day in May, and even then temperatures should be watched for light frost until June.