This lake is one of eight different fishing lakes inside of the Matanuska Lake State Recreation Area, and is stocked by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game with Arctic char, land-locked coho salmon, and rainbow trout. It is an excellent spot for family outings, with great fishing in the summer as well as ice fishing in the winter.
Accessed from Glenn Hwy, the Kepler-Bradley Lakes State Recreation area is comprised of two connected lakes. Anglers can launch their fishing boats from the undeveloped public boat launch in Bradley Lake. Non-motorized boats can traverse a short channel to Kepler Lake. The boat launch is the only way onto the waters, so do not go ashore anywhere else as most of the property around the lake is privately owned.
There are canoe rentals available at the private campground centrally located on the north side of the connected area of the lakes. There is a handicap-accessible fishing dock on Kepler Lake, just .2 miles walk from the parking lot.
Kepler Lake is deeper, with the center being around 74 feet deep. Bradley Lake is generally 10 to 30 feet deep. Optimal fishing times are 7-8 AM and 1-3 PM. If camping is not your thing, head into Fritz Creek, Gateway, or Palmer for supplies, food, and accommodations.