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Alaska whitewater, Charley River

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve county, Upper river gravel bar to Yukon River to Circle section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     104 miles
  The Upper river gravel bar to Yukon River to Circle section of Charley River in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Borough is 104 miles long and it is classified as a class III section by American Whitewater. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The beautiful scenery of Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Borough and the sparkling of the sunlight on the
    water have people coming here. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so it looks like you will be camping out. Getting some good exercise and a
chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, around here you won't find a large number of other spots. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are less forgiving.

Briefly about the general area:
At Charley
 
River throughout the long summer days highs are in the 70's, and all through the night it cools down to the 40's. Highs through the winter are regularly in the-10's, and night lows in the-30's for Charley River. Not much rainfall falls here at Charley River. Through July this area sees the most rain, and the driest of the months is March.

Charley River, Upper river gravel bar to Yukon River to Circle 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 Charley River.
 Whitewater Near Charley River:
Fortymile River - Middle Fork and North Fork, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class II(III) - 46 miles long (Joseph Airstrip to Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge)
Charley River, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve Borough, 19 miles away
      Class III - 104 miles long (Upper river gravel bar to Yukon River to Circle)
 Hotels Near Charley River:
A Mooseberry Inn B&B, Tok , 47 miles away

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