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Alaska whitewater, Tasnuna River

Valdez-Cordova county, Upper gravel bar to Copper river section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II+     23 miles
  The natural beauty of Valdez-Cordova Borough and the playfulness of the water will make you feel great. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This stretch has enough mileage for an overnight trip, so go ahead and pack your camp stove. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this area has a large number
    of paddling places. The Upper gravel bar to Copper river stretch of Tasnuna River is 23 miles long and it is classified as a class II+ section by American Whitewater. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in
this river system, there are a few others too. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature have people coming from far and near. Whitewater paddling here in the Chugach Mountains is a great experience. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often more difficult than elsewhere, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds  
nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
You need to visit Schwan Glacier if you're here at Tasnuna River. Not much precipitation falls here at Tasnuna River. The wettest month of the year is typically July, that's the one that rains the most, and the driest month of the year is April. Summer at Tasnuna River comes with high temperatures in the 60's with overnight lows in the 40's. Daytime highs during the winter are in the 0's with temperatures at Tasnuna River dipping down into the-20's during winter nights.

Tasnuna River, Upper gravel bar to Copper 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 Tasnuna River.
 Whitewater Near Tasnuna River:
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 14 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Richardson Highway to right above Canyon)
Tasnuna River, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 16 miles away
      Class II+ - 23 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper river)
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 16 miles long (Stuart Creek at Richardson Highway to Copper River)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 19 miles away
      Class III+ - 1.5 miles long (Richardson Highway to above Stuart Creek)
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Richardson Highway crossing to Lower Tonsina)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 26 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Glacier River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 26 miles away
      Class III - 4.7 miles long (Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway)
 Hotels Near Tasnuna River:
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper Center , 32 miles away
Aura Borealis Bed And Breakfast, Tazlina , 43 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tasnuna River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 38 miles away

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