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Alaska whitewater, Fortymile River - South Fork

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area county, West Fork of Dennison Fork to Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     84 miles
  The natural beauty of Alaska and the cool fresh water beats anything. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. This stretch of Fortymile River - South Fork in Alaska is 84 miles long and is a class II(III) section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Whether
    you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. 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. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too.

Briefly about the general area:
For the period of the warm months highs here at
 
Fortymile River - South Fork get into the 60's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. Highs all through the wintertime are frequently in the-20's, and nighttime lows in the-30's for Fortymile River - South Fork. It is very dried out here at Fortymile River - South Fork commonly. July is the wettest month with most rain, and the driest month of the year is March.

Fortymile River - South Fork, West Fork of Dennison Fork to Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Fortymile River - South Fork.
 Whitewater Near Fortymile River - South Fork:
Fortymile River, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class II(III) - 100 miles long (Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge to Yukon River)
Fortymile River - South Fork, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class II(III) - 84 miles long (West Fork of Dennison Fork to Taylor Highway Fortymile Bridge)
 Campgrounds Near Fortymile River - South Fork:
Chicken Gold Camp & Outpost, Chicken, 8 miles away
Chicken Creek RV Park, Chicken, 12 miles away
Walker Fork Campground, Southeast Fairbanks County, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Fortymile River - South Fork:
Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve, Fairbanks - AK , 48 miles away

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