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Alaska whitewater, Skwentna River

Matanuska-Susitna county, Twin Glaciers to Skwentna section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     113 miles
  The Twin Glaciers to Skwentna section of Skwentna River is 113 miles long and is a class III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near. The Twin Glaciers to Skwentna section is the only paddling section along Skwentna River. The beauty of the Aleutian Range is a great plus for this river. The sections for whitewater rafting
    and kayaking here in Alaska are often more challenging than in other states, so better not forget that rivers here are less forgiving. The nature scenery of Matanuska-Susitna Borough and the beautiful way the water current
moves down the stream have people coming here. Now this is a pretty long section, so it looks like you will be camping out. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Skwentna River you'll probably meet some folks
 
from Skwentna. Skwentna River gets very little precipitation. Through the month of September you get the most rain around here; April is when it's the driest. All through the warm months highs here at Skwentna River get into the 60's; throughout summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. High temperatures through the wintertime are normally in the 10's, and nighttime lows in the-10's for Skwentna River.

Skwentna River, Twin Glaciers to Skwentna 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 Skwentna River.
 Public Lands Near Skwentna River:
Alagnak Wild River, King Salmon - AK , 66 miles away

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