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Alaska whitewater, Tsina River

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     12 miles
  If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so you'd better keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway stretch of Tsina River is 12 miles long and is a class III+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. There are so many stretches to paddle in this river system, the Tsina Glacier to Tsina
    Lodge on Richardson Highway stretch is just one of many. The Chugach Mountains scenery is wonderful. You can enjoy this section more if you take your time, so pack your camp stove. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the
river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will have you coming back for more. The beautiful scenery of Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream are in themselves reasons enough  
to come here to paddle. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
Tsina River gets lots of water. September is the month that gets the most rain, and the driest month of the year is June. The warmest time of the year at Tsina River arrives with high temperatures in the 60's, and throughout the night it cools down to the 40's. The winter comes with highs in the 20's with winter lows in the 10's overnight here at Tsina River.

Tsina River, Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway 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 Tsina River.
 Whitewater Near Tsina River:
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 3 miles away
      Class V+ - 41 miles long (Tonsina Glacier to Tonsina Lake)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 5 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Heiden Canyon)
Wortmann's Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 8 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Upper River to Lowe River)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 12 miles long (Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 9 miles away
      Class V - 7.2 miles long (Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina Canyon)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 13 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Keystone Canyon)
Klutina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class III - 28 miles long (Klutina Lake to Richardson Highway Bridge at Copper Center)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class II - 13 miles long (Below Keystone Canyon)
Browns Creek, Near Valdez Borough, 19 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Browns Creek Canyon)
Power Creek, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Feeding Eyak Lake Close to Cordova)
 Hotels Near Tsina River:
Aura Borealis Bed And Breakfast, Tazlina , 32 miles away
Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 46 miles away
BEST WESTERN Valdez Harbor Inn, Valdez , 47 miles away
Mountain Sky Hotel And Suites, Valdez , 47 miles away
Totem Inn, Valdez , 47 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tsina River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 31 miles away

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