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Alaska whitewater, Killik River

North Slope county, Lakes in upper river to Colville River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III     90 miles
  This section of Killik River is 90 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class II-III section. A bit of exercise and just being out on the river for a while will have you coming back for more. There's camping available near Killik River. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of
    other rivers. The wonderful Alaska scenery and the playfulness of the water beats anything. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so it looks like you will be camping out. You might have to settle for
a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set.

Briefly about the general area:
Killik River is a location that is reasonably dried out usually. The wettest month of the year is mostly August, that's the one that rains the most; April on the other hand is the driest. High temperatures at Killik River all through the warm months are in the 70's, and all through
summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. The wintertime brings highs down to the-10's, and night lows at Killik River all through the winter regularly descend into the-20's.

Killik River, Lakes in upper river to Colville 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 Killik River.
 Whitewater Near Killik River:
Killik River, North Slope Borough, 13 miles away
      Class II-III - 90 miles long (Lakes in upper river to Colville River)

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