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Denali Southside River Guides

Byers Lake Campground Rd., Denali State Park, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Perfect location for Kayaking

We took this excursion from the Mt McKinley Process Lodge. It was just a short bus ride to the... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
EnjoyTravelling13
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Horseheads, New York
Fun Kayak trip

We were a bit dubious about this trip because the weather wasn't great when we arrived in Mt... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Cfactorminus1
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Springfield, Australia
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Denali Southside River Guides specializes in full & half day raft and kayak adventures in Talkeetna and Denali State Park. Come see the beauty of Denali State Park by exploring its water ways and seeing its wildlife! Visit the tranquil waters of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Byers Lake Campground Rd., Denali State Park, Talkeetna, AK 99676
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We took this excursion from the Mt McKinley Process Lodge. It was just a short bus ride to the lake. Dry bags, waterproof pants and crocs were provided. We had a beautiful day for kayaking around the lake. We were a small group of 3...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We were a bit dubious about this trip because the weather wasn't great when we arrived in Mt McKinley. We decided to swap our morning kayak trip for the afternoon before and that proved a wise decision as the afternoon weather was good, no rain...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2015

While we were in Alaska we were looking for a kayak trip that would be fun for my sister but easy for my mom. I came across the Denali Southside River Guides and their trip at Byers Lake in Denali State Park. We had a...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

My family and I did the kayak and float trip with Southside river guides last week and it was incredible. Our day started with an on time pickup at our lodge, courteous and fun driver who was very knowledgeable. We were driven to Byers lake...More

4  Thank Melissa D
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Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This trip was one of the best and most memorable days one can experience on vacation. The guide team Craig, Simon and Jake were knowledgable, fun and just awesome guys. The kayaking 30 miles from MT Denali and then the rafting trip back provided views...More

1  Thank George W
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

My son and I had a really wonderful experience kayaking around Byers Lake. The guides were really nice, and very informative. It was a very calm day on the lake, with approximately 1 -2 hours of kayaking - could be a little strenuous when paddling...More

Thank Erin P
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Reviewed 8 August 2015

Our family of 4 had a great afternoon on the lake in Denali State Park. The kayaks (tandem) and canoes were really affordable at $15 for the 1st hour and $5 for every hour after that. Byers Lake is real serene with the Alaska Range...More

2  Thank Tarang B
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

We arrived at Byers lake spur of the moment decision. We were thrilled to find Southside River Guide in the parking lot where we could rent kayaks and canoes. The gentlemen who ran the business were extraordinarily knowledgable about the lake and hiking trails and...More

2  Thank Lizzardooo
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Reviewed 21 July 2015

Rented kayaks by Denali Southside River Guides. Friendly staff helped where to paddle on Lake Byers for seeing wildlife. Enjoyed two hours at the lake.

1  Thank hbgdk
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

great so you can say that you went down for a rafting trip in Alaska. But if you like to be able to row yourself i would save the money rent it somewhere and just go do it somewhere else it would be the same...More

Thank Angel T
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