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Alaska whitewater, Lakina River

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

 

CLASS III+     11.25 miles
  If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature are great attractions for lots of people. 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. The beautiful scenery of Alaska and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. There's camping available near
Lakina River. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. This section of Lakina River in Alaska is 11.25 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III+ section. The wild scenery of the Wrangell Mountains is great. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around  
here you'll find a large number of good places.

Briefly about the general area:
It is very dehydrated here at Lakina River usually. The wettest month of the year is commonly July, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month is April. At Lakina River throughout the months of summer highs are in the 60's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 40's. The wintertime comes with highs in the 0's while the cold winter nights at Lakina River are in the-20's.

Lakina 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 Lakina River.
 Whitewater Near Lakina River:
Lakina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 8 miles away
      Class III+ - 11.25 miles long (McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River)
Lakina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV - 17 miles long (Mill Creek to McCarthy Road Bridge)
Chitina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 15 miles away
      Class II - 55 miles long (Nizina River to Chitina)
Gilahina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class III - 7.5 miles long (McCarthy Road)
Kuskulana River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 19 miles away
      Class IV+ - 19 miles long (Nugget Creek to McCarthy Road)
Kotsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 23 miles away
      Class V+ - 42 miles long (Upper Kotsina to Copper River)
Chakina River, Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough, 28 miles away
      Class V - 20 miles long (Gravel bar to Chitina River)
Jacksina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class IV - 29 miles long (Upper river to Nabesna River)

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