Mendenhall Lake Kayak and Salmon Bake
Mendenhall Lake Kayak and Salmon BakeBe one of the lucky few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close, as you travel by kayak, under a limited U.S...
DescriptionMendenhall Lake Kayak and Salmon BakeBe one of the lucky few to experience the majestic Mendenhall Glacier up close, as you travel by kayak, under a limited U.S. Forest Service permit and enjoy an all-you-can-eat Salmon Bake feast to refuel from your adventure.Upon arrival at Mendenhall Lake, your experienced, friendly guide will help you with life jackets and rain gear before teaching you kayaking techniques. Then you will board the two-person kayaks, with either a new friend or traveling companion, and set off on your Alaskan adventure.Don't worry if this is your first-time paddling; your experienced guide will group you into like abilities so that you can travel at a comfortable pace while ensuring that your adventure is safe and enjoyable.Navigate the iceberg-studded pristine waters of Mendenhall Lake while taking in the breathtaking nature surrounding you. Along the way, your guide will point out native wildlife and surely fascinate you with the area's history and ecology of this spectacular glacier. You will venture within a safe distance of this massive, awe-inspiring face of the glacier and skirt the base of the beautiful Nugget Falls. After paddling back across the lake and taking in the last views of this extraordinary glacier, head to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake to refuel and reminisce about the experience that is sure to be a highlight of your Alaska vacation.The Gold Creek Salmon Bake has something for everyone. This sumptuous all you can eat feast features the Alderwood-grilled wild Alaska salmon, Cheechako chicken, Chilkoot baked beans, Tongass wild-rice pilaf, hot chowder, a selection of sides, salads, beverages, and homemade blueberry cake for dessert. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Make sure you leave some room for the roasted marshmallows over the campfire after your meal. You can also take a short walk along Salmon Creek - a salmon spawning stream - to a breathtaking waterfall where you can also explore the remains of the historic Wagner Mine and try your hand at gold panning.Buses depart regularly to the pier so you may return at your leisure. Don't miss out on this opportunity and experience Juneau on this once in a lifetime trip.
An approximately 5 to 25 minute walk, or an approximately 5 minute shuttle ride (not included, approximately $5 US per person) is required to reach your departure location.
Preparation AdviceWe Recommend dressing in layers (relevant to the day's forecast) and wear comfortable clothing. Tour operates in all weather conditions. Bring an extra pair of warm socks. All necessary equipment, including rain gear, is provided.