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Alaska whitewater, Fortymile River

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area county, Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge to Yukon River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     100 miles
  The nature scenery of Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Borough and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There's camping available near Fortymile River. The Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge to Yukon River stretch of Fortymile River in Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Borough is 100 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II(III) section. Since you're
    on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you won't find many other paddling rivers. 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 lots of rivers here are not for beginners. A good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. The Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge to Yukon River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but do  
book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
At Fortymile River you always meet someone from Eagle. Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve is a perfect local destination here at Fortymile River. Summer brings highs in the 70's to Fortymile River with nighttime lows in the 40's. High temperatures all through the winter are normally in the-10's, and winter nights come with lows in the-30's to Fortymile River. At Fortymile River you donít see much rain. July is the month that gets the most rain, and March is the month with the least moisture.

Fortymile River, Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge to Yukon River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Fortymile River.
 Whitewater Near Fortymile River:
Fortymile River, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Borough, 10 miles away
      Class II(III) - 100 miles long (Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge to Yukon River)
 Campgrounds Near Fortymile River:
American Creek Campground, Southeast Fairbanks County, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fortymile River:
Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve, Fairbanks - AK , 10 miles away

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