I'm not a fan of campground camping and I would like to get out with my wife, our dog, and our new canoe for some camping and fishing next Thursday to Friday.
I was thinking about Eklutna Lake but I'm not sure what the backcountry camping situation is like? I know about the two official backcountry campgrounds, but I think they might be a bit too far to paddle since I'm going to be doing ALL the paddling while my wife will be tasked with ensuring that our 10 month golden retriever doesn't tip our !@#$ over in the middle of the lake! Does anyone know if there are any good places to camp on the South shore of Eklutna Lake (the side opposite of the trail) within a few miles paddle of the parking lot??
I was also thinking about the Nancy Lake rec area, but we just did Red Shirt Lake for 2 nights last month, so I kinda want to try somewhere new.
Any there any other nice lakes accessed via the road system in the Mat-Su Valley or on the Kenai Peninsula that offer good remote camping and fishing?