State Park

Lynx Lake Loop Canoe Trail

All Year
Cross Country Skiing
Public-Use Cabins
Tent Camping

The Lynx Lake Loop canoe trail travels through an eight-mile chain of lakes. Portages are well-marked with orange, diamond-shaped signs marked with a “P”. Wet sections are covered with boardwalk. Beginning at the Tanaina Lake Canoe Trailhead at Mile 4.5 of the park road, the Lynx Lake Loop is an ideal weekend trip, although it can be paddled in a full day. A longer trip can be made by continuing south from Lynx Lake to Butterfly and Skeetna lakes before returning on the same route to rejoin the loop.

Alaska State Parks campsites and cabins are available for reservation along the canoe loop.

Canoes are available for rent from Tippecanoe Rentals in Willow. Call to have one waiting for you at the trailhead on Tanaina Lake (907-355-6687).

Directions: Nancy Lake State Recreation Area is a ninety minute drive north of Anchorage along the Parks Highway. To enter the recreation area, turn west onto Nancy Lake Parkway at Mile 67.3 of the Parks Highway.

Parking: Alaska State Parks annual or day parking pass required.

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