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Alaska whitewater, Chakachatna River

Kenai Peninsula county, Chakachamna Lake to Cook Inlet section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     42 miles
  The average Alaska whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This stretch of Chakachatna River is 42 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance
    you're all set. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. Some people prefer
whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling spots. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. The beautiful Aleutian Range scenery is an added bonus. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. The wonderful Kenai Peninsula Borough scenery and the  
water flowing gracefully down Chakachatna River will make you feel great.

Briefly about the general area:
The month of September is the wettest with most of the rain; April is when it's the driest. During the months of summer highs here at Chakachatna River get into the 60's while overnight lows are regularly in the 40's. Through the winter highs are ordinarily in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Chakachatna River.

Chakachatna River, Chakachamna Lake to Cook Inlet road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Chakachatna River.
 Whitewater Near Chakachatna River:
Chakachatna River, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 23 miles away
      Class V+ - 42 miles long (Chakachamna Lake to Cook Inlet)
 Public Lands Near Chakachatna River:
Alagnak Wild River, King Salmon - AK , 61 miles away

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