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Alaska whitewater, Chetaslina River

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Chichokna River to Copper River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     18 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. This section of Chetaslina River in Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough is 18 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V+ section of whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but do book a room before you come
    because it is a very popular destination. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. The nature scenery of Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough and the playfulness of the water are in
themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature are great reasons to come. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The wild scenery of the Wrangell Mountains is great. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are not so many other good spots for  
that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
At Chetaslina River you donít see much rainfall. The month with most of the rain is July while April is usually the driest month. For the period of the warm days of summer here at Chetaslina River, high temperatures typically reach the 60's. Summer night lows plunge down to the 40's. Throughout the wintertime the highs are commonly in the 0's while Chetaslina River overnight low temperatures throughout the winter are in the-20's.

Chetaslina River, Chichokna River to Copper River 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 Chetaslina River.
 Whitewater Near Chetaslina River:
Chetaslina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 8 miles away
      Class V+ - 18 miles long (Chichokna River to Copper River)
Nadina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 18 miles long (Nadina Glacier to Copper River)
Sanford River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 15 miles away
      Class II - 35 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper River)
Dadina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 16 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 30 miles long (Bush strip to Copper River)
Copper River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 17 miles away
      Class II - 115 miles long (Chitina River to Gulf of Alaska)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Hotels Near Chetaslina River:
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper Center , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Chetaslina River:
Klutina River Fishcamp Svc, Copper Center, 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Chetaslina River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 53 miles away

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