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Alagnak Wild River, Alaska

1000 Silver St., Bldg. 603
King Salmon, AK 99613
Phone: (907) 246-3305
Description: The headwaters of Alagnak Wild River lie within the rugged Aleutian Range of neighboring Katmai National Park and Preserve. Meandering west towards Bristol Bay and the Bering Sea, the Alagnak traverses the beautiful Alaska Peninsula, providing an unparalleled opportunity to experience the unique wilderness, wildlife, and cultural heritage of southwest Alaska.
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Aniakchak National Monument, Alaska

For more information, contact Aniakchak National Monument & Preserve headquarters in King Salmon, AK.
King Salmon, AK 99613
Phone: (907) 246-3305
Description: Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the most wild and least visited places in the National Park System.
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Alatna Wild River, Alaska

Airport Road
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone: (907) 692-5494
Description: Dedicated a wild and scenic river on December 2, 1980, the Alatna River drains the central Brooks Range. Wildlife, spectacular scenery and interesting geologic features abound along the river corridor. The first twenty-five miles from the headwater lakes are rocky and can be very shallow. During low water a portage of several miles from the Summit Lake may be required and lining boats may be necessary as well.
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Aniakchak Wild River, Alaska

1000 Silver St., Bldg. 603
King Salmon, AK 99613
Phone: (907) 246-3305
Description: Given its remote location and challenging weather conditions, Aniakchak is one of the most wild and least visited places in the National Park System. This landscape is a vibrant reminder of Alaska's location in the volcanically active "Ring of Fire," as it is home to an impressive six mile (10 km) wide, 2,500 ft deep caldera formed during a massive volcanic eruption 3,500 years ago.
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Charley Wild River, Alaska

There is no direct road access into the Charley River basin.
West end of 1st Avenue
Eagle, AK 99738
Phone: (907) 547-2233
Description: The Charley River originates in the Yukon-Tanana uplands and flows northward about 108 miles to the Yukon River. The river flows through three distinct topographic regions - open upland valley, entrenched river, and open floodplain - offering varied, sometimes spectacular scenery as well as unspoiled wilderness. The upland valleys drain a rugged mountain area where peaks over 6,000 feet are common. The river passes beneath high bluffs and cliffs where the majority of the rapids occur. When the river leaves the high bluff area, it enters the flat plain of the Yukon Valley where it slowly meanders to the Yukon River.
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Chilikadrotna Wild River, Alaska

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located on the Alaska Peninsula southwest of Anchorage and west of Homer.
We are not on the road system
Port Alsworth, AK 99653
Phone: (907) 644-3626
Description: The Chilikadrotna River originates from Chigmit Mountains (a sub-range of the Alaska-Aleutian ranges) at Twin Lakes and flows west through its foothills approximately 9 miles to the border of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve then re-enters the Preserve for 2.6 miles. The river continues an additional 35 miles through state land before joining the Mulchatna River.
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John Wild River, Alaska

Within Gates of the Arctic National Park.
North Slope Borough, Yukon–Koyukuk, AK 99754
Phone: n/a
Description: This river flows south from Anaktuvuk Pass in Alaska's Brooks Range. The valley is an important migration route for the Arctic Caribou Herd.
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Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, Alaska

PO Box 1934
Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone: n/a
Description: The designation of Alaska’s Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm as a National Heritage Area recognizes the compelling history and culture of an area that cradles some of the most influential crossroads of Alaska’s history. Explore these historic, cultural, scenic, and outdoor recreational resources to discover the story of Alaska’s National Heritage Area.
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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, Alaska and Washington

319 Second Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 220-4240
Description: After surviving a devastating fire and an economic depression, Seattle flourished with the Klondike Gold Rush. As a key port city, merchants supplied would-be Klondike Kings and Queens on their way to Alaska. This cemented Seattle as an anchor of the Pacific Northwest.
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Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway
Copper Center, AK 99573
Phone:
Description: The park and preserve form the largest area managed by the National Park Service with a total of 13,175,799 acres. The park's extreme high point is Mount Saint Elias at 18,008 feet, the second tallest mountain in both the United States and Canada.
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Kobuk Wild River, Alaska

Airport Road
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone: (907) 692-5494
Description: The Kobuk River flows from its headwaters in the Endicott Mountains and Walker Lake, through a broad valley. Located on the southernmost reaches of the Brooks Range, it passes through one of the largest continuous forested areas in the Park and Preserve.
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Mulchatna Wild River, Alaska

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Port Alsworth, AK 99653
Phone: (907) 644-3626
Description: The Mulchatna River and one of its tributaries, the Chilikadrotna River, are popular Southwest Alaska destinations for floatfishing. Other Mulchatna tributaries, including the Stuyahok and Koktuli rivers, are also popular fishing streams
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Noatak Wild River, Alaska

Airport Road
Gates Of The Arctic National Park and Preserve
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone: (907) 692-5494
Description: This river drains the largest mountain ringed river basin in America that is still virtually unaffected by human activities. However, this high-use area is a designated wilderness concern. Vegetation around lakes at the various put-in and take-out points is being destroyed and the impact is detracting from the area's wild character. After arriving, move directly to the river to camp on gravel bars. Use existing trails between lakes and the river. Do not build fires on the tundra.
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North Fork of the Koyukuk Wild River, Alaska

Airport Road
Gates Of The Arctic National Park and Preserve
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone: (907) 692-5494
Description: The North Fork of the Koyukuk flows from the south flank on the Arctic Divide through broad, glacially carved valleys in the rugged Endicott Mountains of the Central Brooks Range. It passes between Boreal Mountain and Frigid Crags dubbed the "Gates to the Arctic" by Bob Marshall. The North Fork joins the Middle Fork and can be run all the way to Bettles Field.
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Salmon Wild River, Alaska

Kobuk Valley National Park
PO Box 1029
Kotzebue, AK 99752
Phone: (907) 442-3890
Description: he Salmon River flows 70 miles from the limestone cirques of the highest peak in Kobuk Valley National Park, Mt. Angayukaqsraq, to the Kobuk River. The Salmon River supports an excellent grayling fishery and large runs of chum and pink salmon; the river owes its name to the large salmon runs. Over its course, the Salmon River flows through the ecotone where arctic tundra transitions into boreal forest lowlands.
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Tinayguk Wild River, Alaska

Gates of the Arctic National Park
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone: (907) 692-5494
Description: Traveling through the park on foot affords opportunities of exploration and discovery. Mountain ridges and passes reveal splendid vistas and can take you to the most remote and least traveled areas of the Park and Preserve.
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Tlikakila Wild River, Alaska

Lake Clark National Park
Port Alsworth, AK 99653
Phone: (907) 644-3626
Description: NPS Photograph The Tinayguk is the largest tributary of the North Fork of the Koyukuk. Both lie entirely within the pristine environment of Gates of the Arctic National Park.
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Tinayguk Wild River, Alaska

Gates of the Arctic National Park
Bettles, AK 99726
Phone: (907) 692-5494
Description: Traveling through the park on foot affords opportunities of exploration and discovery. Mountain ridges and passes reveal splendid vistas and can take you to the most remote and least traveled areas of the Park and Preserve.
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Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Alaska

West end of 1st Avenue
Eagle, AK 99738
Phone: (907) 547-2233
Description: Located in Interior Alaska, Yukon-Charley Rivers offers exploration in a largely untouched landscape. Whether you float the mighty Yukon River or paddle the Charley River's whitewater, your memories will last a lifetime. Geology, cultural history, gold rush remnants, wildlife, and vast scenery will be a part of your experience. But, the strongest element will be solitude. Your adventure awaits.
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