Kayak Eklutna Lake, Eagle River

What: A stunning lake between Eagle River and Palmer that offers a huge area to explore via kayak.

When to go: Ideally accessed in the summer months between May and October.

How to get there: https://goo.gl/maps/JnktezUdmdcfAwby9


  • Even if you don’t have your own kayaks, there is a rental place usually open that lets you grab kayaks right off the lake’s shoreline
  • The lake is massive – it would be a full day to paddle all the way across especially if facing a strong head wind in either direction; it’s still worth kayaking a few miles in and finding a beach area to stop and enjoy a snack
  • Depending on the lake level, you may have to carry your kayak from the car to the shoreline a decent distance, so be prepared for a good workout even before you start