A great spot for the day or an overnight; Ekultna Lake Recreation Area has you covered.

Eklutna Lake Recreation Area is located 40 minutes from downtown Anchorage and is a phenomenal place to learn kayaking, rent a bike, or explore by independently hiking.

Eklutna Lake Recreation Area has 26 miles of well-marked and user-friendly trails where the biking and hiking opportunities are endless! Ekultna Lake, with its turquoise waters and calm winds is the ideal place to experience kayaking in the Alaskan wilderness. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced kayaker; Ekultna Lake offers spectacular views and supreme serenity by kayak.

Lifetime Adventures operates the Visitor’s Center where maps and staff are available to assist with your trip planning, whether it’s for the day or a more challenging adventure traversing the glacier to Crow Pass.

 

Eklutna Visitor Center Hours of Operation:

May 22nd – September 7th
Sunday through Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturdays: 10am – 8pm

All other times, by appointment only

After hours and overnight rentals available
Located on the Lakeside Trail in Chugach State Park

 

Paddle & 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! This trip takes 5 to 6 hours to complete; you must arrive at the Lifetime Adventures Visitor’s Center by 11am to return before closing. This trip is available on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only.

$85 per person unguided two person minimum

 

Guided Overnight Bike/Kayak

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 the Lifetime Adventures wall tent camp. Includes an Alaska Style dinner and pick up/drop off from Anchorage or the Mat–Su Valley.

Cost: $295per person based on two people
To ensure your trip, reservations are recommended.
Must have reservations 24 hours in advance.

 

Full Day Guided Kayaking

Spend the day with a Lifetime Adventures guide who will assist you in learning to paddle. Lunch included. Pick up/drop off available from in Anchorage or the Mat-Su Valley. Cost: $140 per person, based on two people
To ensure your trip, reservations are recommended.
Must have reservations 24 hours in advance.

 

Guided Bike Trip

Enjoy Eklutna Lake’s turquoise water and surrounding mountains as you bike 8 miles to the far end of the lake for a picnic lunch. Picnic lunch included.
Departs: 10am
Returns: 3pm
Miles: From 16 to 22 miles depending on group
Difficulty: Moderate
Cost: $135 per person
To ensure your trip, reservations are recommended.
Must have reservations 24 hours in advance.

 

Bikes

All bikes come equipped with helmets

RESERVE Your Bike HERE

Mountain Bike

All day: $35
1/2 day: $25
2 hours: $15

Full Suspension

All day: $40
1/2 day: $30
2 hours: $20

Trailer Only

All day: $20
1/2 day: $15
2 hours: $10

Trailer with Bike

All day: $35
1/2 day: $25
2 hours: $15

Kayak Rentals

Kayak rental price is per kayak.
All rentals include safety equipment.

RESERVE Your Double Kayak HERE

RESERVE Your Single Kayak HERE

2 Hour

2 hour double kayak rental: $40
2 hour single kayak rental: $35

Half Day

1/2 day double kayak rental (4hr): $50
1/2 day single kayak rental (4hr): $45

Full Day

Full day double kayak rental: $65
Full day single kayak rental: $60

Kayak Lessons

Kayak lesson Includes 2 hour rental: $45 per person

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