The Moose river and Swan Lakes canoe trail are host to a huge variety of wildlife - some of the most popular wildlife that we see every year on our daily paddles are: Moose, Beaver, Otter, Eagles, Brown and Black bear, Lynx and Wolves and numerous waterfowl, like sandhill Cranes, Tundra and Trumpeter swans, Mergansers and Wood Ducks. The full diversity of area wildlife enjoy the protected status inside the Wilderness Area and other portions of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, including the Swan Lake Canoe Route, Swanson River Canoe Route, and Dave Spencer Wilderness Area would fill out this entire page.
The Swan Lakes Canoe Trail has an East and West leg- but both end up on the Moose River, and the trail ends right in front of our Riverfront lodge at the confluence of the Moose and Kenai Rivers. While our trips do not offer the actual trail itself (we used to offer overnight guided trips on the trail by yours truly) but we stopped offering those trips many years ago!
The Swan Lakes Canoe trail is made up of two legs- the East leg has 6 lakes and 6 portages, followed by a 17 mile paddle out down the Moose River, ending at our riverfront main lodge. The West entrance is a little more challenging, with 12 lakes prior to hitting the Moose river for the final 17 mile paddle out.
None of our adventure or combination fishing and adventure packages include the Swan Lakes trail itself, however all of our guests who are staying at our riverfront lodge have access to the terminus of the trail every night on our "Evening Activities", which include salmon fishing by the fire, and canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding up the Moose River towards the border of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.