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Alaska whitewater, Stikine River

Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area county, Cassiar Highway Bridge to Telegraph Creek section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V+     60 miles
I have rafted from Telegraph Creek to Wrangall. 6 Days 160 miles in August.  I would liek to Float from the Cassiar Hwy to Telegraph Creek (60) miles.  with 16 Avons. Could I handlethis V+ section in August? Says Dave Button

What is the safest and Best Time to Float the Stikine? Says Dave Button

The wonderful Alaska scenery and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. This section of Stikine River in Wrangell-Petersburg
    Census Area Borough is 60 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class V+ section. The average Alaska whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states,
so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way around here you won't find a large number of other rivers. The Cassiar Highway Bridge to Telegraph Creek section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. And of course, there are campgrounds  
nearby. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. A section like this is is of course not run in a single day, perfect for a real wilderness adventure.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is good here at Stikine River, you can go for a hike along the Highbush Lake Trail, and on a great day you can take a hike along the Long Lake Trail. Stikine River usually gets a good deal of rainfall. During October this area sees the most rain, and June meanwhile is the driest month.

Stikine River, Cassiar Highway Bridge to Telegraph Creek 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 Stikine River.
 Whitewater Near Stikine River:
Stikine River, Wrangell-Petersburg Census Area Borough, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 60 miles long (Cassiar Highway Bridge to Telegraph Creek)
 Trails Near Stikine River:
Highbush Lake Trail, Wrangell-Petersburg , 11 miles away
Long Lake Trail, Wrangell-Petersburg , 14 miles away
Thoms Lake Trail, Undetermined , 18 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Stikine River:
Wrangell Golf Course, Wrangell , 19 miles away

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