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Alaska whitewater, Nigu River

North Slope county, Gates of Arctic National Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS I-II     60 miles
  The natural beauty of Alaska and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream beats anything. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state are often tougher than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is the
    only paddling stretch along Nigu River. A stretch of this length does require some preparations, so it looks like you will be camping out. The beautiful Brooks Range scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise and a chance
to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. This stretch of Nigu River in Alaska is 60 miles long and it is classified as a class I-II section by American Whitewater. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
At Nigu River during the long summer days highs are in the 40's. Summer overnight lows sink down to the 30's. Highs all through the wintertime are regularly in
the-20's while Nigu River nighttime low temperatures throughout the winter are in the-30's. It is very dehydrated here at Nigu River commonly. The month with most of the rain is August, and the driest of the months is February.

Nigu River, Gates of Arctic National Park 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 Nigu River.

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