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Alaska whitewater, Nadina River

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Nadina Glacier to Copper River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V+     18 miles
  The Nadina Glacier to Copper River section of Nadina River in Alaska is 18 miles long and has been rated as a class V+ section by American Whitewater. The campgrounds here at Nadina River are pretty good. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Nadina Glacier to Copper River stretch is one of them. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. You can enjoy this
    stretch more if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. The scenic beauty of Alaska and the cool
fresh water beats anything. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere.

Briefly about the general area:
All through the summer months here at Nadina River, high temperatures frequently get into the 60's. During the dark hours of summer temperatures sink down into the 40's. The wintertime comes with highs
 
in the 0's with winter lows in the-20's overnight here at Nadina River. Around Nadina River you donít get a lot of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is ordinarily July, that's the one that rains the most, and April is the month with the least moisture.

Nadina River, Nadina Glacier to Copper 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 Nadina River.
 Whitewater Near Nadina River:
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 9 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Nadina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 12 miles away
      Class V+ - 18 miles long (Nadina Glacier to Copper River)
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Richardson Highway crossing to Lower Tonsina)
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 19 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Richardson Highway to right above Canyon)
 Hotels Near Nadina River:
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper Center , 8 miles away
Aura Borealis Bed And Breakfast, Tazlina , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nadina River:
Kenny Lake Mercantile and RV Park, Copper Center, 8 miles away
Klutina River Fishcamp Svc, Copper Center, 9 miles away
Squirrel Creek Campground, Valdez-Cordova County, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nadina River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 28 miles away

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