The Kenai Peninsula offers some of Alaska’s Premier Hiking and Canoeing Trails. Located within the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, The Kenai Canoeing Trail is one of only two wilderness canoe systems in the USA containing 1.3 million acres. It is divided into two systems: Swan Lake and Swanson River. The Swan Lake System covers 60 miles and 30 lakes and is connected by shorter portages. The Swanson River system covers 80 miles, with 40 lakes connected by longer portages spanning 46 miles of the Swanson River.
The Lodge is about 17 – 19 miles from the entrance to both systems. We offer guided tours of three, five or seven day trips, where you can view a variety of wildlife. This includes the majestic Bald Eagle, Spruce Grouse, many other species of birds, moose, brown and black bear, mink and otter – just to name a few. You can camp along the trail and enjoy the wilderness undisturbed by man, where you are the visitor. Fish for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden or other fish native to our pristine waters. You will have fun trying to identify the vegetation or solve some of the mysteries of the trails.