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Alaska whitewater, Kuskulana River

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III     8.5 miles
  The nature scenery of Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough and the cool fresh water beats anything. The McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River section of Kuskulana River in Alaska is 8.5 miles long and is a class III section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. There arenít any hotels right nearby but
    if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. This stretch has has enough mileage, it's good
length for a morning trip. Getting some good exercise and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
Summertime highs at Kuskulana River generally tend to be in the 60's, and the night is a bit chillier of course, generally in the 40's. Highs
 
throughout the wintertime are ordinarily in the 0's, and nighttime lows in the-20's for Kuskulana River. Kuskulana River is a location that is rather arid frequently. July is when you get the most rain here; the driest month of the year is April.

Kuskulana River, McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River 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 Kuskulana River.
 Whitewater Near Kuskulana River:
Kuskulana River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 6 miles away
      Class III - 8.5 miles long (McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River)
Cheshnina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 12 miles away
      Class III+ - 23 miles long (Lower Tonsina to Copper River Bridge)
Bremner River, -blank- Borough, 22 miles away
      Class I-III+ - 42 miles long (to Copper River)
Copper River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 22 miles away
      Class II - 115 miles long (Chitina River to Gulf of Alaska)
Kotsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 26 miles away
      Class V+ - 42 miles long (Upper Kotsina to Copper River)
Gilahina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 26 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (McCarthy Road)
Kuskulana River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 27 miles away
      Class IV+ - 19 miles long (Nugget Creek to McCarthy Road)
Dadina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 30 miles long (Bush strip to Copper River)

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