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Alaska whitewater, Teklanika River

Denali county, Teklanika Campground to Stampede Road section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     19.6 miles
  The Teklanika Campground to Stampede Road section of Teklanika River is 19.6 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. If you're coming from Anchorage it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in this state is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in
    mind that rivers here are less forgiving. The wonderful Alaska scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream make the trip here worthwhile. There's camping available near Teklanika River. Whether
you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area with not too many other spots for that. 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. There are some good sections to paddle in this river system, the Teklanika Campground to Stampede Road section is one of them. The beautiful Alaska Range scenery is an added bonus. This section is long enough for an overnight  
trip if you take your time, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. Getting some good exercise and just hanging out with mother nature will have you coming back for more.

Briefly about the general area:
Teklanika River is a location that is pretty dry regularly. The month of July is the wettest with most of the rain; April is when it's the driest. Summertime highs at Teklanika River usually tend to be in the 70's. Throughout the dark hours of summer temperatures plunge down into the 50's. High temperatures through the winter are normally in the 0's, and after the sun is down throughout the wintertime temperatures at Teklanika River descend into the-20's.

Teklanika River, Teklanika Campground to Stampede Road 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 Teklanika River.
 Whitewater Near Teklanika River:
Teklanika River, Denali Borough, 5 miles away
      Class V - 19.6 miles long (Teklanika Campground to Stampede Road)
Sanctuary River, Denali Borough, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 7.2 miles long (Denali Road to Teklanika River)
Savage River, Denali Borough, 17 miles away
      Class V - 16 miles long (Denali Park Road Bridge to Stampede Road)
Chulitna River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Borough, 21 miles away
      Class II - 77 miles long (East Fork to Talkeetna)
 Ski Areas Near Teklanika River:
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 79 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 82 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Alyeska, Alaska , 91 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
 Hotels Near Teklanika River:
Denali Chalets, Denali National Park , 13 miles away
Denali Park, Healy , 36 miles away
Denali Princess Wilderness Lod, Denali National Park , 41 miles away
McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park , 50 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Teklanika River:
Teklanika Campground, Denali County, 4 miles away
Sanctuary River Campground, Denali County, 5 miles away
Igloo Creek Campground, Denali County, 6 miles away
 Public Lands Near Teklanika River:
Denali National Park & Preserve, Denali Park - AK , 55 miles away

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