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Alaska whitewater, Klutina River

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Klutina Lake to Richardson Highway Bridge at Copper Center section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     28 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often more difficult than elsewhere, so keep in mind that many runs in this state are not easy. The wonderful Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water have people coming here. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Klutina Lake to Richardson Highway Bridge at Copper Center stretch is one of them. The campgrounds here
    at Klutina River are pretty good. The Klutina Lake to Richardson Highway Bridge at Copper Center stretch of Klutina River is 28 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III section. Getting
a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.

Briefly about the general area:
If time allows,
 
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve is a national park worth taking a look at. There is a glorious hiking trail close to Klutina River called the Klutina Lake Trail, and no need to travel far to check out out of the ordinary stuff like Cooks Bend. This river is always fun. People from Copper Center love to come to Klutina River. Klutina River is generally a quite dehydrated location. Of all the months in a year July is the one with the most rain, and April meanwhile is the driest month. Summertime at Klutina River comes with high temperatures in the 70's. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 40's.

Klutina River, Klutina Lake to Richardson Highway Bridge at Copper Center 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 Klutina River.
 Whitewater Near Klutina River:
Copper River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 15 miles away
      Class II - 77 miles long (Gulkana River to Chitina River)
Klutina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 15 miles away
      Class III - 28 miles long (Klutina Lake to Richardson Highway Bridge at Copper Center)
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 20 miles away
      Class V+ - 41 miles long (Tonsina Glacier to Tonsina Lake)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 21 miles away
      Class V - 7.2 miles long (Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina Canyon)
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 24 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Richardson Highway crossing to Lower Tonsina)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 24 miles away
      Class III+ - 1.5 miles long (Richardson Highway to above Stuart Creek)
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 25 miles away
      Class V+ - 16 miles long (Stuart Creek at Richardson Highway to Copper River)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 26 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Heiden Canyon)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 28 miles away
      Class III+ - 12 miles long (Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway)
 Hotels Near Klutina River:
Aura Borealis Bed And Breakfast, Tazlina , 9 miles away
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper Center , 45 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Klutina River:
Moose Horn RV Park, Glennallen, 9 miles away
Northern Nights Campground, Glennallen, 12 miles away
Tolsona wilderness Campground, Glennallen, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Klutina River:
Klutina Lake Trail, Valdez-Cordova , 3 miles away
 Public Lands Near Klutina River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 9 miles away

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