Kayak or Raft at Twin Lakes

a park volunteer walks near a kayak on the shore of upper twin lake.
A park volunteer prepares to head out onto Upper Twin Lake on a calm, cold day. NPS Photo/Kent Miller.
Paddle Through Wilderness
Visitors who bring equipment with them can kayak or canoe on both Upper and Lower Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. River runners and their gear can be dropped off at the Hope Creek campsite. After touring the Proenneke site, paddle down to the outlet of Lower Twin Lake to begin your adventure down the Chilikadrotna River.

Ranger Recommendations
Weather conditions can change rapidly, turning a calm, easy paddle into a dangerous endeavor. Be sure to check weather conditions before you depart and keep checking for signs of changing conditions.
Pets are allowed in the park and preserve. However, because Lake Clark is excellent bear and moose habitat it is strongly encouraged that you leave your pets at home. Pets must be leashed at all times.
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
The Twin Lakes are northeast of Port Alsworth, and are not on the road system. The lakes can be accessed by float plane from many locations or by boat from Lower Twin Lake. The Chilikadrotna River flows from Lower Twin Lake.
Accessibility Information
There are no facilitites for boaters on Twin Lakes. Most visitors access the lakes by gravel beaches along the shore. 

Last updated: October 26, 2017