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Lynx Lake Loop Canoeing Information
 
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The Lynx Lake Loop, Nancy Lake Recreation Area

This state recreation area contains an eight-mile chain of lakes called the Lynx Lake Loop. The Portages are well marked and designated campsites are on the canoe trail. Public-use cabins are also available for rent. 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.

For those who prefer river canoeing, there is a put-in via the Little Susitna River at mile 57 of the Parks Highway in Houston. The river is fairly easy to travel, but some canoeing experience is advisable. Travel time on the river is four to five hours. To learn more, use the following contact information.

Canoe rental and shuttle service is available at Nancy Lake from the following.

  • Tippecanoe
    PO BOX 1175
    Willow, AK 99688-1175
    (907) 495-6688


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Close up profile of a large brown bear with a salmon in it's mouth. Foamy, white water is in the background. Did You Know?
Katmai National Park and Preserve is home to the largest population of brown bears in the world! Over 2,000 bears gather on the McNeil River each summer to feast on salmon moving up the river to spawn.
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