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Backcountry Safaris

Kenai Peninsula county, Alaska whitewater outfitter

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The average Alaska whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master than those in other states, so don't forget that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The wonderful Alaska scenery and the playfulness of the water are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle.
    The starting location is a short drive from Anchorage. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking,
either way this area has a pretty small number of paddling places. There are nice comfortable hotels here, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby.

Briefly about the general area:
If the weather is tremendous here at Backcountry Safaris, you can go for a hike along the Lost Lake Trail; Lowell Point is not far at all. Here at Backcountry Safaris there
are plenty of folks from Seward, and on a splendid day you can take a hike along the Carter Lake Trail. This river is so great. The sights at Kenai Fjords National Park will blow your mind. High temperatures at Backcountry Safaris during the long summer days are in the 60's. For the duration of the dark hours of summer temperatures descend down into the 40's. Throughout the wintertime this place gets highs in the 20's while Backcountry Safaris night low temperatures through the winter are in the 10's. Backcountry Safaris gets a common amount of yearly rain. The wettest month of the year is commonly October, that's the one that rains the most, and May on the other hand is the driest.

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Backcountry Safaris.
 Whitewater Near Backcountry Safaris:
Canyon Creek, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 19 miles away
      Class IV - 6.5 miles long (Seward HigHighway at outlet of Lower Summit Lake to Seward Highway at Hope Junction)
Sixmile River, Kenai Penninsula Borough, 23 miles away
      Class V - 9.3 miles long (East Fork of Six Mile to Sunshine)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outdoor Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 27 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Kenai River, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 28 miles away
      Class II-III - 18 miles long (Kenai Lake to Skilak Lake)
Nellie Juan River, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 29 miles away
      Class V - 20 miles long (Nellie Juan Lake to Kings Bay)
 Ski Areas Near Backcountry Safaris:
Alyeska, Alaska , 37 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 41 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 42 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
 Marinas Near Backcountry Safaris:
Seward Marina, Seward , 0 miles away
 Hotels Near Backcountry Safaris:
Van Gilder Hotel, Seward , 0 miles away
Harborview Inn Seward Alaska, Seward , 0 miles away
Best Western Plus Edgewater Hotel, Seward , 0 miles away
Gwins Lodge, Cooper Landing , 36 miles away
The Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood , 38 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Backcountry Safaris:
Kenai Fjords RV Park, Seward, 0 miles away
Bear Creek RV Park, Seward, 2 miles away
Exit Glacier RV and Camping, Seward, 2 miles away
 Trails Near Backcountry Safaris:
Lost Lake Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 4 miles away
Carter Lake Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 13 miles away
Grant Lake Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 15 miles away
Paradise Valley Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Backcountry Safaris:
Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward - AK , 1 miles away
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 46 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 38 miles away
 Lakes Near Backcountry Safaris
Crescent Lake, Kenai Peninsula , 13 miles away

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