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Alaska whitewater, Newhalen River

Lake and Peninsula county, Upper landing on Nondalton Road to Newhalen section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV-V     24 miles
  The wonderful Alaska scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state tend to be more challenging than the national average, so keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. 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 Upper landing on Nondalton Road to Newhalen stretch of Newhalen River is 24 miles long and is a class IV-V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Since you're on this site you are probably
into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other spots. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature are great attractions for lots of people. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in this river system, there are a few others too. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. The campgrounds here at Newhalen  
River are pretty good.

Briefly about the general area:
During your visit to Newhalen River you'll meet some people from Pedro Bay for sure. The amount of rainfall that falls at Newhalen River is close to the national average. August is when you get the most rain here; February meanwhile is the driest month. High temperatures at Newhalen River through the summer are in the 60's; through summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. All through the winter this place gets highs in the 20's, and nighttime lows at Newhalen River during the winter frequently sink into the 0's.

Newhalen River, Upper landing on Nondalton Road to Newhalen road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Newhalen River.
 Whitewater Near Newhalen River:
Newhalen River, Lake and Peninsula Borough, 4 miles away
      Class IV-V - 24 miles long (Upper landing on Nondalton Road to Newhalen)
 Lakes Near Newhalen River
Iliamna Lake, Lake and Peninsula , 14 miles away

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