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Take Refuge Canoe Day Trips

Sterling, AK, USA
About Take Refuge Canoe Day Trips
We Offer Guided and Outfitted Canoe Trips Within The Kenai Wildlife Refuge. (Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe Trails) Day and Multiday Trips Available
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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I recently returned from an amazing overnight canoe trip on the beautiful and little-used Swan Lake Canoe Route, organized by Lee at Take Refuge. We (2 adults and an 11-year old) paddled through serene spruce-lined lakes and narrow waterways filled with water lilies, and hiked
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Our group took a week's paddle through the Kenai Wildlife Refuge. With many months planning, Lee was a constant source of knowledge and support. He participates in your planning and helps think through what route in the Swan Lakes system. For any serious paddler, angler,
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Response from Lee W, Owner at Take Refuge Canoe Day Trips
Responded Jul 29, 2019
From one canoeing-obsessed person to another, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your sons to get you outfitted for your journey into the Alaska wilderness! It is always a bonus for me to meet and plan with expert canoeists such as yourselves. Your input and observations will enhance my abilities to provide service and to assist all levels of adventurers on their journeys. Greatly enjoyed and appreciated! Happy J-strokes!
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The last self-powered boat outing i'd taken was kayaking across Lake Powell, which had left me tired (and She Who Must Be Obeyed exhausted), so I was slightly nervous that this trip could also turn out to be the lacustrine equivalent of a route march. I need not have been
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My daughter (12) and I had an amazing day with our guide, Lee at Take Refuge Canoe. This was actually a better excursion than our drifting/fishing on the Kenai River. Lee was flexible with our start time. He drove us out to the Swan Lake system where we had a tailgate safety
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Our family of 4 (13-year-old and 10-year-old) took a guided trip with Kirsten. She was wonderful - so personable and interesting, very positive and capable. We had a great time even though the land portages were pretty hard for our youngest. The water portage was the best
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