Local Rivers Day
Packrafting Trip Description: Local Rivers Day
Spend a day exploring the one-day packrafting opportunities all within walking or flying distance of McCarthy-Kennicott. From May to September there is always water, and depending on conditions there are as many as 7 local runs from CL II+ to CL III+ to chose from.
Several options exist for trips within walking distance of town ranging from low volume technical boating on McCarthy Creek, to the big, fast, cold rush of the Kennicott River. For those looking for a true challenge the McCarthy Creek Up & Over combines hiking for 2000’+ feet up and down to access 11 miles of CL III+ packrafting. These are our backyard runs and we can’t wait to customize your day based on your group’s desires, ability level and current water levels.
Fly-In Day Packrafting
Flying into the Wranglles for a day of packrafting leaves you in bed that night thinking, “Could all that happen in one day?”
It’s a great way to combine a flight see and a packrafting adventure in one of the worlds biggest wildernesses…and sleeping in a bed that night. If your looking for a flatwater fly-in trip, the icebergs of the Nizina Lake are a must see. The Upper Nizina, Lower Nizina and Glacier Creek all offer great fly-in CL II-III packrafting in huge wilderness settings and the Lakina River may be the best packrafting river in the whole park.
You must be a competent packrafter to book a Local Rivers Day and Fly-In Day Packrafting, except Nizina Lake Fly-In Day Trips where no-experience is necessary
To participate in any KWG down river packrafting you must be able to display understanding and proficiency in the following:
* Catching and exiting eddys
* Efficiently entering and exiting your boat
* Rigging personal gear on/inside your packraft
* Basic paddle strokes
* Self rescue swimming techniques
6 – 12 hours
– (medium – very hard)
Terrain Challenges May Include:
rocky rivers, cold water, loose footing, swift water and other river hazards
Packrafters looking for a full day of adventure a long way from town.
2018 Pricing2018 Local Rivers Packrafting Pricing
|$20/child discount for all children 12 and under on all group and private day hikes (issued at final payment)
$10/person discount for AK residents & Active Military and family. Valid with current I.D. (Issued at final payment)
$25 discount each for bringing your own packraft or drysuit (up to $50 total discount for bringing both)