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Byers Lake, Denali State Park Alaska Byers Lake is the largest lake in Denali State Park. It is located at Mile 147 of the Parks Highway in the heart of Denali State Park and offers incredible lake kayaking. The park also has unparalelled rafting opportunities.
Denali Southside River Guides will guide you into this territory and show you all it has to offer. We are dedicated to preserving this area and have a philosophy of 'leave only footprints behind'.

Come along...float, experience, explore.


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Denali Raft & Kayak - Full Day Excursion

Alaska rafting Come see the beauty of Denali State Park by exploring its water ways and seeing its wildlife on this full day excursion!! Your trip begins on Byers Lake, the largest lake in Denali State Park where you will glide through its tranquil waters on single or tandem Sit-On-Top kayaks. Watch for resident trumpeter swans, loons and beavers. Paddle over pools of spawning salmon and look for the bears and eagles that come to feed on them.

After your paddle we will enjoy a warm lunch at a the historic Mary Cary's McKinely View Lodge and then head to the river to embark on a scenic rafting float trip fully oared by your guide. Enjoy stunning vistas of Denali and the Alaska Range and beautiful canyon walls. This trip provides wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities as you make your way downstream to the quaint town of Talkeetna where your trip concludes.
Minimum of 4 people (for smaller groups, call for availability)

Trip Duration: 8-9 hours
Service Fee: $249.00 per adult
Children under 12: $179.00
Full Day Excursions depart daily from: Talkeetna, 7:00AM; or Denali State Park, 8:00AM
Shuttle service can be provided from the Mt. MicKinley Princess Lodge for guests booked on this tour.


Byers Lake Paddle Trip

Kayak Rental Come see the beauty of Byers Lake as you glide through tranquil waters on single or tandem Sit-On-Top Ocean kayaks. Start your tour with brief and easy paddle instructions then embark for one of the most beautiful experiences in Alaska. Watch for resident trumpeter swans, loons and beavers. Paddle over pools of spawning salmon. Look for the bears and eagles that come to feed on them. Take pictures of the breath-taking views of Denali and the Alaska Mountain Range. Don't worry about your gear - we will provide you with splash gear, boots or water shoes and dry bags for cameras. This is a great trip for beginners or experienced paddlers as our boats are very stable and easy to maneuver.

Trip Duration: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Serivce Fee: $89.00 per adult
Children under 12: $59 per child
Kayak Tours depart daily from the Byers Lake Day Use Area at: 8:15AM, 11:45AM, 3:15PM
Call for availability on our 8AM CANOE tour.

Shuttle service can be provided from the Mt. MicKinley Princess Lodge for guests booked on this tour.



Byers Lake Boat Rentals

Kayak Rental For the more adventurous, explore Denali State Park's largest lake on your own. Boat rental includes safety instruction and all safety equipment. Office is located in the Byers Lake Day Use area and usually open from 9am to 6pm. Rentals available hourly, half-day, full-day, and overnight. Call for seasonal pricing. Sorry, no reservations for rentals-first come first served only.


 


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