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Kayaking in Lake Clark National Park

Accessing Lake Clark National Park often involves taking to the skies, a logistical puzzle that poses particular challenges for kayakers. Packing a full-sized kayak, along with people and gear, into the confines of a small float plane is extremely difficult. You’ll be lucky to find a pilot who will accommodate your  needs. While some visitors opt to bring inflatable canoes and kayaks, our lodge provides you with an array of conventional river and lake worthy boats to suit your paddling needs. There's no need to worry about bringing your own. 

Waterfront Access Lake Clark Lodge
Early Morning Paddle on Lake Clark
Northern Pike from the Kayak, Lake Clark

Stand up paddleboarding

Our lodge also has a small fleet of SUP’s or Stand Up Paddleboards. Whether you are a beginner learning to stand up on a paddle board for the first time or an expert you will have access to a variety of boards and equipment to get your ready for Lake Clarks cold water. Take one out after your flightseeing trip, or before you eat breakfast. The choice is yours!

From the Lodge

Kayaking stands out as not only one of the most exciting but effective means to explore Lake Clark. From the lodge, we have a variety of paddling routes, including the North side of Keye’s Point. Positioned adjacent to the prevailing wind direction, our location offers optimal paddling conditions even on the roughest weather days.

Day Trips 

Beyond lodge-centric excursions, we extend an invitation to embark on daily kayaking trips to destinations like Books Cove, Kijik, White Sands Beach, and a host of lesser-known but equally captivating locations. These journeys promise not just an exploration, but an immersion into Lake Clark waters and the surrounding areas.

Lodge Accomodations
Inside Lake Clark Lodge

Lake Clark Lodge is a classic North American Lodge with a hallmark “great room”, fireplace and large windows. The lodge is surrounded by a large deck for guests to look out on the lake and mountain setting surrounding Keyes Point.

Getting to Lake Clark

Lake Clark is a 1 hour flight from Anchorage, Homer or Kenai. Most visitors fly into the park headquarters in Port Alsworth. Visitors at Lake Clark Lodge will be flown directly to and from their designated location to our private landing strip on Keyes Point. You won't have to worry about coordinating your flight. We provide air taxi service to and from Anchorage or your designated airport.

Local Weather

The weather in Lake Clark National Park can be quite dynamic. Around summer solstice, the sun sets approximately at 11:30 PM and rises again around 4:30 AM, providing just over 5 hours of daylight. The brevity in daylight hours contributes to swift seasonal changes, influencing the weather accordingly. In general the temperature ranges from the mid 40's to the upper 60's through our 4 month season. To ensure you are well-prepared for a variety of weather conditiions that may arise, we recommend consulting our Trip Checklist.