Eklutna Lake

A great spot for the day or overnight, only 40 minutes from downtown Anchorage. It is a phenomenal place to learn kayaking, the bike trail is 26 miles long and the hiking is endless. We operate the visitors center where we have maps and staff to help you plan your trip, whether it’s just for the day or a more challenging adventure traversing the glacier to Crow Pass.

Our center is open daily 10-6 and weekends 10-8 starting the last weekend in May. We are open weekends from the beginning of May to the end of September and all other times by reservation.

Open daily 10 to 6
After hours and overnight rentals available
Located on the Lakeside Trail in Chugach State Park

Eklutna Trips

Paddle AND Pedal Our most popular option is the Paddle & Pedal- Kayak out 8 miles one way to the end of the lake where you will have a bike waiting for the return trip! To ensure your trip, reservations are recommended. This trip takes 5 to 6 hours to complete, you must arrive at the Lifetime Adventures rental cabin by 11 am to get out on time. Kayak out/Bike back. Must have reservations 24 hours in advance.

Cost: $75. Per person
Guided $130 per person

Guided Overnight Kayak one way, bike the other. Hike at the end of the lake back to the glacier. You will camp at the far end of the lake in our wall tent camp. Includes an Alaska Style dinner and pick up from Anchorage or the Mat– Su Valley.

Cost: $200 per person based on two people.

Full Day guided kayaking. Pick up available from in Anchorage or the Mat-Su Valley. Spend the day with a guide who will assist you in learning to paddle. Lunch included.

Cost: $120. per person, based on two people.

Guided Bike Trip.

Enjoy Eklutna Lake's Turquoise water and surrounding mountains as you bike eight miles to the far end of the lake for a picnic lunch.

Cost: $115.00 includes lunch
Trips leave at 10:00 am and return @ 3:00pm
Total miles: From 16 to 22 miles depending on group
Difficulty: Moderate

Kayak Rentals

Boat rental price is per boat. All rentals include safety equipment.

2 hour double kayak rental $35
2 hour single kayak rental $30
1/2 day double kayak rental (4hr) $45
1/2 day single kayak rental (4hr) $40
full day double kayak rental $65
Full day single kayak rental $60
Kayak lesson, includes 2 hour rental $45/person


All bikes come equipped with helmets

All day 1/2 day 2 hours
Mountain Bike $30 $20 $10
Full Suspension $35 $25 $12
Trailer only $20 $15 $10
Trailer with bike $35 $25 $15

• Add a gel pad seat for $1 to any bike

Camping Equipment Available

Per Day Per Week
Sleeping Bag $10 $45
Tent $20 $90
Emergency Locating Transmitter $5 $30
Backpacking Stove $5 $30
Camp Stove $5 $30
Propane Grill $20
Backpack $20 $90
Spot $7  

What is a spot?
   Besides the safety of an emergency transmitter spot allows your friends and relatives to track your progress as you move about Alaska.

Folding Kayaks
•  Double daily $65 multi-day $55 a day weekly $280
•  Single daily $55 multi-day $45 a day weekly $245

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