Paddling at Chelatna Lake Lodge
Kayaking Denali Waters
For those seeking a more intimate and maneuverable watercraft, kayaking on Chelatna Lake might fit your interests. The lodge offers a variety of kayaks suitable for different skill levels, allowing both beginners and experienced kayakers to explore the lake's intricate shoreline. Paddle through narrow channels, navigate down Lake Creek with guides, or find yourself a hidden cove as you immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of Denali’s surroundings.
Paddleboarding For Beginners & Experts
Raft Trips Down Lake Creek
Lake Creek starts at the outlet of Chelatna Lake and stretches over 80 miles to the ocean. It’s well known for its King Salmon Run, and diversity of fish species. It has multiple sections of class IV rapids but the majority of the river is class I and II. Our jet boats operate within the top 3 miles of Lake Creek so we often run day trips with kayaks, paddleboards and of course rafts. We are also capable of hosting guests interested in overnight raft and packraft trips. You can book our air services to fly into Chelatna lake and run a 4-7 night float, get picked up by helicopter, and flown back to our lodge for 2-3 nights to get a more intimate and well rounded experience at the comfort of our lodge.
What Makes Chelatna Lake So Unique?
Beyond the fact that Chelatna Lake Lodge is a stone’s throw away from Denali National Park, we are the only lodge on the lake, making it the most unique park experience you can have without accessing the road system. If you genuinely are interested in multi-excursion packages that offer a diverse range of paddling, give us a call.