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Alaska whitewater, Tsina River

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

 

CLASS V     7.2 miles
  The scenic beauty of Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough and the playfulness of the water make the trip here worthwhile. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alaska tend to be more challenging than the national average, so better not forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This stretch of Tsina River in Alaska is 7.2 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. There's camping available
    near Tsina River. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. On this section you do get some
distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. Great exercise and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. The Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina Canyon section is one of many paddling sections in this river system. Whitewater paddling here in the Chugach Mountains is a great experience. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling  
spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Throughout the months of summer at Tsina River highs are commonly in the 60's; the nighttime is somewhat colder of course, commonly in the 40's. Daytime highs throughout the winter are in the 0's with temperatures at Tsina River dipping down into the-20's through winter nights. Around Tsina River you donít get a lot of rain. The wettest month of the year is usually July, that's the one that rains the most while April is the month with the least amount of precipitation.

Tsina River, Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina 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 Tsina River.
 Whitewater Near Tsina River:
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 6 miles away
      Class V - 7.2 miles long (Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina Canyon)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 1.5 miles long (Richardson Highway to above Stuart Creek)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 13 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Heiden Canyon)
Tiekel River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 13 miles away
      Class V+ - 16 miles long (Stuart Creek at Richardson Highway to Copper River)
Tasnuna River, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 13 miles away
      Class II+ - 23 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper river)
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 14 miles away
      Class V+ - 41 miles long (Tonsina Glacier to Tonsina Lake)
Wortmann's Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 20 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Upper River to Lowe River)
Power Creek, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 22 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Feeding Eyak Lake Close to Cordova)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 24 miles away
      Class III+ - 12 miles long (Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway)
Glacier River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 25 miles away
      Class III - 4.7 miles long (Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway)
 Hotels Near Tsina River:
Aura Borealis Bed And Breakfast, Tazlina , 28 miles away
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper Center , 48 miles away
 Public Lands Near Tsina River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 25 miles away

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