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Alaska whitewater, Chilikadrotna River

Kenai Peninsula Lake and Peninsula county, Twin Lakes to Mulchatna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS I-III     60 miles
 
Fly into Lake Clark Pass.  You will land on a Lake and then portage for about a mile over relatively flat terrain to the start of the river.  The class 3 section is mainly big waves and runs for several miles. Says Ben

Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alaska are harder than the national norm, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The Twin Lakes to Mulchatna River stretch of Chilikadrotna
    River in Alaska is 60 miles long and is a class I-III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this is an area with not too many other
rivers for that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Now this is a pretty long section, so better bring your camping gear along. Chilikadrotna River doesn't have a lot of paddling stretches, the Twin Lakes to Mulchatna River stretch is the only one. A bit of exercise and spending some quality  
time in nature will have you coming back for more. The natural beauty of Alaska and the cool fresh water beats anything.

Briefly about the general area:
Throughout the summer at Chilikadrotna River temperatures are mostly in the 60's. For the period of the dark hours of summer temperatures fall down into the 40's. Through the winter highs are in the 20's with winter lows in the 0's overnight here at Chilikadrotna River. Chilikadrotna River is frequently a quite arid site. The wettest month of the year is generally August, that's the one that rains the most while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Chilikadrotna River, Twin Lakes to Mulchatna 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 Chilikadrotna River.
 Whitewater Near Chilikadrotna River:
Newhalen River, Lake and Peninsula Borough, 25 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24 miles long (Upper landing on Nondalton Road to Newhalen)

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