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Alaska whitewater, Lakina River

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

 

CLASS III-IV     17 miles
  The Mill Creek to McCarthy Road Bridge section of Lakina River is 17 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class III-IV section. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The natural beauty of Alaska and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are reasons enough to come here and paddle. There are a few other stretches in this river system
    that can be paddled as well. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The beauty
of the Wrangell Mountains is a great plus for this river. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
High temperatures at Lakina River throughout the summer months are in the 60's. Summer overnight lows dip down to the 40's. Through the wintertime the highs are commonly in the 0's while Lakina River overnight low temperatures during the winter are in the-20's. Lakina River gets very little rain. July is the month that gets the most rain; April on the other hand is the driest.

Lakina River, Mill Creek to McCarthy Road Bridge 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 Lakina River.
 Whitewater Near Lakina River:
Lakina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 2 miles away
      Class III-IV - 17 miles long (Mill Creek to McCarthy Road Bridge)
Lakina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 2 miles away
      Class III+ - 11.25 miles long (McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River)
Chitina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 8 miles away
      Class II - 55 miles long (Nizina River to Chitina)
Chakina River, Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough, 23 miles away
      Class V - 20 miles long (Gravel bar to Chitina River)
Nizina River, Wrangell-St. Elias Natl. Park Borough, 24 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Kennicott River to Chitna River)
Gilahina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 25 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (McCarthy Road)
Jacksina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 25 miles away
      Class IV - 29 miles long (Upper river to Nabesna River)
Kuskulana River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 25 miles away
      Class IV+ - 19 miles long (Nugget Creek to McCarthy Road)
Kennicott River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 28 miles away
      Class II+ - 4.8 miles long (McCarthy Road to Nizina River)
Kotsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class V+ - 42 miles long (Upper Kotsina to Copper River)

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