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Alaska whitewater, Tiekel River

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Richardson Highway to right above Canyon section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II     19 miles
  The natural beauty of Alaska and the playfulness of the water beats anything. 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 of Tiekel River in Alaska is 19 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The beauty of the Chugach Mountains
    is a great plus for this river. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking there are lots of good places for that around here. The Richardson Highway to right above Canyon stretch is one of a few paddling stretches
in this river system. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. If you hurry you can run this section in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
At Tiekel River you donít see much rain. For the duration of the month of July you get the most rain around here; April meanwhile is the driest month. For the period of the summertime highs here at Tiekel River reach the 60's. Once the sun is down it sinks down to the 40's. Throughout the winter this place gets highs in the 0's, and overnight lows in the-20's for Tiekel River.

Tiekel River, Richardson Highway to right above Canyon 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 Tiekel River.
 Whitewater Near Tiekel River:
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 6 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Richardson Highway to right above Canyon)
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 6 miles away
      Class V+ - 16 miles long (Stuart Creek at Richardson Highway to Copper River)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 1.5 miles long (Richardson Highway to above Stuart Creek)
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 10 miles away
      Class III-IV - 7 miles long (Richardson Highway crossing to Lower Tonsina)
Tasnuna River, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 12 miles away
      Class II+ - 23 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper river)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 24 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 25 miles away
      Class V - 7.2 miles long (Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina Canyon)
Glacier River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 30 miles away
      Class III - 4.7 miles long (Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway)
 Hotels Near Tiekel River:
Aura Borealis Bed And Breakfast, Tazlina , 28 miles away
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper Center , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Tiekel River:
Squirrel Creek Campground, Valdez-Cordova County, 10 miles away
Kenny Lake Mercantile and RV Park, Copper Center, 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tiekel River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 23 miles away

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