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Alaska whitewater, Dadina River

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Bush strip to Copper River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS III-IV(V+)     30 miles
  The Bush strip to Copper River stretch of Dadina River in Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough is 30 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class III-IV(V+) section. Now this is a pretty long section, so make sure you pack enough food along with your camping gear. There's camping available near Dadina River. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are a few others too. Since you're on this
    site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are not so many other good places for that around here. The natural beauty of Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough and the cool fresh water beats
anything. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside this state you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners.

about the general area:
All through the summer months, highs generally are in the 60's at Dadina River while nighttime lows are commonly in the 40's. During the wintertime highs are frequently in the 0's, and nighttime lows through the wintertime for Dadina River tend to be in the-20's. Dadina River is pretty dried up usually. July is when you get the most rain here, and April meanwhile is the driest month.

Dadina River, Bush strip to Copper River 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 Dadina River.
 Whitewater Near Dadina River:
Nadina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 5 miles away
      Class V+ - 18 miles long (Nadina Glacier to Copper River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outfitters, Valdez Cordova Borough, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Chetaslina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 18 miles long (Chichokna River to Copper River)
Sanford River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 20 miles away
      Class II - 35 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper River)
Dadina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 30 miles long (Bush strip to Copper River)
Copper River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 27 miles away
      Class II - 115 miles long (Chitina River to Gulf of Alaska)
 Hotels Near Dadina River:
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper Center , 8 miles away
Aura Borealis Bed And Breakfas, Glennallen , 47 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Dadina River:
Klutina River Fishcamp Svc, Copper Center, 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Dadina River:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 44 miles away

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