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Sarkar Canoe Route Trail

  

The Sarkar Lakes Canoe Route is a great midlevel canoe trip for all ages. It takes approximately two days to complete the route. The longest portage (portage 1) is one half mile long. The Sarkar Lakes Canoe Route offers boaters the opportunity to enter a relatively pristine area of lakes and islands. Salmon streams enter the lake along the route and bears and deer are frequently seen in this area. Bird watchers are also drawn to the Sarkar area because of its wide array of waterfowl. The Sarkar Lakes Canoe Route is mostly a lake paddle with various islands to meander around. The portages range from two tenths of a mile to a half mile in distance. The portages are all boardwalk trails, which traverse muskegs or forests. Use caution as the boardwalks may be slippery. Special Considerations: Winds on the water may cause treacherous conditions for boaters, plan ahead and prepare for changing weather conditions. Wear recommended personal floatation devices when boating. Boaters may also stay in the Sarkar Cabin - Reservations required at www.recreation.gov.

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservation required for Cabin, www.recreation.gov
Open Season: Spring
Closest Towns: Naukati
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: The Sarkar Lakes Canoe Route begins at the Sarkar boat launch, located on Forest Road 20, approximately 26 miles northwest from Control Lake Junction. USGS Map: Craig B-3.

Activities


Fishing

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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Viewing Wildlife

Paddle on Sarkar Lake or follow the 16 mile canoe route to see abundant wildlife. Salmon streams enter the lake along the route and bears and deer are frequently seen in this area. Bird watchers are also drawn to the Sarkar area because of its wide array of waterfowl. Harbor seals are often seen in the lake.
SpeciesSalmon, black bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, waterfowl, harbor seals
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
16 miles

 



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