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Alaska whitewater, Kijik River

Lake and Peninsula Borough county, Lachbuna to Lake Clark section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     18 miles
  This section of Kijik River in Lake and Peninsula Borough Borough is 18 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V section. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often tougher than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending
    some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. You can enjoy this stretch more if you take your time, so why not pack your camping stuff too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Some people
prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling rivers. The nature scenery of Lake and Peninsula Borough Borough and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile.

Briefly about the general area:
For the duration of the warmest time of the year highs here at Kijik River reach the 60's; the overnight is slightly colder of course, mostly in the 40's.
 
Highs during the winter are regularly in the 20's; overnight lows in the 0's for Kijik River. Around Kijik River you donít get a lot of precipitation. August is the month that gets the most rain while February is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Kijik River, Lachbuna to Lake Clark 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 Kijik River.
 Whitewater Near Kijik River:
Kijik River, Lake and Peninsula Borough Borough, 8 miles away
      Class V - 18 miles long (Lachbuna to Lake Clark)
Chilikadrotna River, Kenai Peninsula / Lake and Peninsula Borough, 12 miles away
      Class I-III - 60 miles long (Twin Lakes to Mulchatna River)
Copper River, Lake and Peninsula Borough, 27 miles away
      Class III-IV - 18 miles long (Lower or Upper Copper Lake to Lower Pike Lake or Intricate Bay)
 Public Lands Near Kijik River:
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, Anchorage - AK , 57 miles away
 Lakes Near Kijik River
Lake Clark, Lake and Peninsula , 10 miles away

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