The Alaska River Guide Guide Book

by Karen Jettmar (Menasha Ridge Press)
The Alaska River Guide  by Karen Jettmar

304pp / photos / maps
ISBN: 9780897329576

Highly sought after by Alaska river runners, Alaska River Guide is the premier guide to Alaskan canoeing and whitewater kayaking. Karen Jettmar’s insightful narrative combined with detailed river maps, photographs, and crucial at-a-glance information provides readers with the knowledge they need to plan a successful Alaska river trip. Details such as cautions to river hazards, prime paddling season, directions to river access points, and summaries of fish and wildlife encountered round out this one-of-a-kind guide. Another quality paddling guidebook from Menasha Ridge Press.

© 2008 Karen Jettmar/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "The Alaska River Guide" Guide Book
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... Preview: The Alagnak, known locally as the Branch River, originates in Kukaklek Lake and flows west-southwest 74 miles before entering the Kvichak River and Kvichak Bay, which then empties into Bristol Bay. ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
King Salmon, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 74
... Preview: The Alatna River has multiple personalities over the course of its 184-mile journey to the Koyukuk River. Rising from clear, cold lakes at the Arctic Divide in the Central Brooks Range, the Alatna flo ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Allakaket, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 184
... Preview: Alexander Creek is one of the most popular fishing and hunting rivers in Southcentral Alaska. From its source at Alexander Lake, Alexander Creek flows southeast about 40 miles to meet the Susitna Rive ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Anchorage, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 41
... Preview: Rising from the Schwatka Mountains of the Brooks Range at Nakmaktuak Pass, the Ambler River flows in a southwesterly direction for 80 miles to its confluence with the Kobuk River. Small and clear, the ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Ambler, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 80
... Preview: For the highly skilled paddler, American Creek offers a brief, yet demanding whitewater float through an exceptionally pristine wilderness, as well as some of the best rambow trout and arctic char fis ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Bethel, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 50
... Preview: From headwaters on the southern slopes of Iprugalet Mountain, the Andreafsky River and East Fork Andreafsky River traverse alpine tundra and rolling hills, then forests of spruce, as these clearwater ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Saint Marys, AK - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 105
... Preview: For remote wilderness, solitude, wild weather, and wilder water, a float trip down the Aniakchak is very special. But don't attempt it unless you are an expert paddler, extremely self-reliant in Alask ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Bethel, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: Beginning in the mountains northwest of lake-dotted Howard Pass, the Aniuk River flows southwesterly for 80 miles to its confluence with the Noatak River. A small clearwater stream spiked with rocky r ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Kotzebue, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 80
... Preview: The Anvik is a little-known river outside of well-informed sport fishing circles, yet it is one of the most productive tributaries of the Yukon watershed. With few visitors and just a single sport fis ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Anvik, AK - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 121
... Preview: Beaver Creek offers an excellent family or novice float and is one of the few road-accessible streams in Alaska designated as a Wild and Scenic River. Originating at the confluence of Bear and Champ ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Fairbanks, AK - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 399
... Preview: A designated National Wild and Scenic River accessible by road at both the put-in and take-out, Birch Creek is an attractive float for people who would like a wild-river experience without the expense ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Fairbanks, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 126
... Preview: From its origins on the Porrupine River Flats of the Yukon Territory, the Black River flows 255 miles through rolling and lowland forests of spruce, hardwoods, and willow, joining the Porrupine River ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Chalkyitsik, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 260
... Preview: Rising in glaciers of the Chugach Mountains, the Bremner River flows westerly for 64 miles through a coastal trough that separates the Canadian border ranges and the Pacific mountain system (the Chuga ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Anchorage, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 93
... Preview: A free-flowing stream in the heart of Alaska's largest city, Campbell Creek is a resource to treasure and protect. Many Anchorage paddlers use the creek for early season paddling practice; others enjo ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Anchorage, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: For the advanced rafter, canoeist, or kayaker, the Charley offers many miles of whitewater challenges in a remote, seldom-visited wilderness. Known for its exceptional clarity, the Charley rises in th ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Circle, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 88
... Preview: The Chatanika is a great river for a one-day family outing or a five-to seven-day trip. With headwaters in the rolling hills north of Fairbanks, the Chatanika River flows westsouthwest 128 miles throu ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Fairbanks, AK - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 128
... Preview: Beginning in low Mountains of eastern Alaska, the Chena is a subarctic clearwater river that flows westerly for 141 miles to its confluence with the Tanana River near Fairbanks. Draining about 1,980 s ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Fairbanks, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 70
... Preview: Originating in the azure waters of Twin Lakes and surrounded by peaks in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, the Chilikadrotna races west 60 miles through forested hills in western Alaska to its co ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Bethel, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 72
... Preview: The Chilkat River offers a delightful, swift float through the Chilkat Valley. Glacial in origin, the Chilkat runs silty for much of the year except January through April, when its clear waters sparkl ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Haines, AK - Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: Boaters with good intermediate paddling skills and wilderness survival skills will find the Chitina to be an excellent wilderness trip in the heart of the nation's largest national park-- Wrangell-St. ... From the guidebook "The Alaska River Guide"
Chitina, AK - Whitewater Kayaking & Canoeing - Trail Length: 112