Eyak Lake Paddle Races

Eyak Lake Paddle Races
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Date(s) - 07/01/23
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

skaters cabin



Join us for the 1st ever CRWP Eyak Lake Paddle Races this summer! This race is an opportunity to celebrate an amazing waterbody in Cordova – Eyak Lake! CRWP is currently investing funding in several active projects on Eyak Lake which include replacing the failing weir, surveying spawning and rearing habitat for the first time in 13 years, developing an interactive ecological database for research conducted on Eyak Lake, and managing invasive plants. All of this is because fish are crucial to our community and Eyak Lake is essential fish habitat.
Saturday, July 1st, Skaters Cabin, Cordova Alaska
Where: Skaters Cabin
When: The races will take place July 1st, with check-in and day of registration starting at 10:00 AM at Skaters Cabin.
Race Distances: 
  • 1-mile race: Race from Skaters Cabin to Mavis Island and back to Skaters: 11:00 am start
  • 1/2 mile race: Race from Skaters Cabin to the halfway point to Mavis Island and back to Skaters: 11:30 am start

Race individually or with a partner in the same vessel (i.e. tandem kayak, 2-person canoe, etc.).

Registration: Register online or in person the morning of the event. Registration is $5 per participant and all proceeds go to support Eyak Lake work. Register here. 
Minors are invited to participate with parental permission. Participants must sign a waiver and assume all risks for themselves. Lifejackets are required. Racers must provide their own vessels and lifejackets.
Prizes: Prizes are awarded to the top races in each distance for singles and doubles.
  • Fastest in each category
  • Best costume
  • Most fun/unique/decorated watercraft
Email shae@copperriver.org or call (907) 424-3334 with questions.