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Alaska whitewater, Nizina River

Wrangell-St. Elias Natl. Park county, Kennicott River to Chitna River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     10 miles
  The Kennicott River to Chitna River section of Nizina River in Alaska is 10 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-III section of whitewater. The nature scenery of Alaska and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. 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. This section has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. The wild scenery of the Wrangell Mountains is great. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're
willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Kennicott River to Chitna River section is one of them. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp. Whether you're whitewater  
rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good spots.

Briefly about the general area:
All through the summertime months here at Nizina River, high temperatures regularly reach the 60's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 40's. All through the winter the highs are regularly in the 0's with winter lows in the-20's overnight here at Nizina River. Around Nizina River you donít get a lot of rainfall. The wettest month of the year is typically July, that's the one that rains the most while April is generally the driest month.

Nizina River, Kennicott River to Chitna 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 Nizina River.
 Whitewater Near Nizina River:
Chitina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 8 miles away
      Class II - 55 miles long (Nizina River to Chitina)
Nizina River, Wrangell-St. Elias Natl. Park Borough, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 10 miles long (Kennicott River to Chitna River)
Chakina River, Valdez-Cordova (CA) Borough, 10 miles away
      Class V - 20 miles long (Gravel bar to Chitina River)
Kennicott River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 4.8 miles long (McCarthy Road to Nizina River)
Lakina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 16 miles away
      Class III+ - 11.25 miles long (McCarthy Road Bridge to Chitina River)
Lakina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 17 miles away
      Class III-IV - 17 miles long (Mill Creek to McCarthy Road Bridge)
McCarthy Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 24 miles away
      Class III+(V+) - 19 miles long (Close to Bonanza Ridge to McCarthy)
 Campgrounds Near Nizina River:
Glacier View Campground, Anchorage, 8 miles away

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