At the top end of Glacier Hwy, 40 miles north of Juneau, is Echo Cove, where kayakers can paddle into Berners Bay's protected waters. The bay, which extends 12 miles north to the outlets of the Antler, Lace and Berners Rivers, is ideal for an overnight trip or longer excursions up Berners River.

The delightful USFS Berners Bay Cabin is an 8-mile paddle from Echo Cove. Contact Alaska Boat & Kayak Center for transporting kayaks to Echo Cove.