ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION BOAT RENTALS TRIP PLANNING

ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION RAFT AND KAYAK SERVICES

ALASKA RIVER DESTINATIONS AND FLOAT TRIP DESCRIPTIONS

ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION CONTACT AND INQUIRY

ALASKA RAFT AND KAYAK TRIP ASSISTANCE TOUR LOGISTICS AND EXPEDITION SUPPORT

LAKE CREEK - ALASKA RANGE: CHELATNA LAKE TO YENTNA RIVER 
Lake Creek Headwaters Midnight Sun & the Alaska Range - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION
Midnight Sun at Camp 1 - Lake Creek Headwaters - up river to Chelatna & Alaska Range

 

 

 

 

FULLY GUIDED MULTI-DAY RIVER FLOAT TRIP

also DO-IT-YOURSELF UNGUIDED  FLOAT TRIP

ALASKA RAFT, CATARAFT, KAYAK, CANOE AND CAMPING EQUIPMENT RENTALS

Popular Fly-out!

PRICING STARTING AT  $1,860.00


Price is subject to change

~ Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, and Canoeing
        ~ 20,320' Denali & Alaska Range Vistas
                 ~ 10 Species of Trophy Sport Fish
                            ~ Proven Grand Slam Sport Fishing Opportunities

 

Included In this Package:
  • Trip leaves from Lake Hood, Anchorage
  • Floatplane charter (roundtrip)
  • 5 days 4 nights camping accommodations
    also popular 7 days 6 nights option
  • 55 miles of clear, swift whitewater floating
  • Gourmet meals
  • 13' - 18' AIRE inflatable rafts
  • 8' - 10' Inflatable Kayaks and Paddle Cats 
  • All float trip safety gear (instruction if needed)
  • Fishing gear (provided if necessary)

RIVER FLOAT TRIP DESCRIPTION: By floatplane from Lake Hood, fly for an hour to a remote lake located near the Kahiltna glacier on the south side of Denali National Park.  Embark on your scenic, sport fishing, and whitewater adventure in the foothills of the Alaska Range.  Lake Creek begins flowing from seven-mile-long Chelatna Lake, a brilliant blue-green body of water, and the largest lake in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

Prospectors who hiked up river seeking gold first explored this part of the Mat-Su Valley. There's still lots of gold, platinum and carbonized wood to be found on the river! Today, this tributary of the Susitna drainage is one of south central Alaska's most famous sport fisheries. Throughout the trip, float the rivers entire course, fifty-five miles southeast, descending through a twisting and turning slalom of closely spaced rocks and boulder gardens that will keep your attention to its confluence with the glacial fed silt-laden Yentna River.

Lake Creek offers world class fishing opportunities for TEN species of fish including Arctic Grayling, Whitefish, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, King, Sockeye, Coho, Pink, and Chum Salmon. In addition Lake Creek provides excellent video and photographic possibilities encompassing majestic landscapes, wildflowers, and viewable wildlife. Its quicker fly-in closer proximity to Anchorage can make for even a practical day-trip scenario, however far better surroundings substantiate a multi-day float trip experience on the upper river free from jet boater traffic, lodges and bush flight drop-offs. Seasonal high volumes and diversity of sport fish literally saturate Lake Creek. The watercourse is birthing and spawning returns for a highly predictable, consistent run of larger variety wild King Salmon that are thick in numbers. Silver Salmon are also extremely predictable both aggressive, numerous, and easy to hook into. What has positively improved is the exceptional Rainbow fishery within the past 8seasons due in part to enhancing and keeping counts of the Red Salmon run more than a decade and a half ago pooled with the Rainbow Trout catch & release measures in effect. Reds pack the creek today where 20 some years ago they where all too few and nearly wiped out.

The overall character of  Lake Creek features a predictable consistency to the fishery with numerous smaller feeder creeks that are highly beneficial tributary streams for eagerly feeding Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, and life lines of spawning Salmon. These influential little confluences combined with the stable boulder garden nature of the river, continually oxygenating rapids, undercut rocks for cover, perfect gravel beds for spawning, and deep resting pools for large schools all construct one of the finest established drift fishing habitats worldwide.

Weather is often favorable and every so often burning hot by anyone's standards. Foul and rainy weather, however will spike brisk flooding, although it rarely hangs on for prolonged episodes. On clearer days throughout the float, south side views of Mount McKinley, Mount Foraker, as well as the eternally snow covered Alaska Range are spectacular and frequently in sight from different awe-inspiring perspectives.

If you don't wish to fly-out reasonably remote yet aspire to hammer-time, no-stop Alaska style sport fishing at its best… Lake Creek has got it all and will be hard to beat!

Mount Foraker towering over Lake Creek - AIRE LYNX 1 Kayak - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Another nice Lake Creek Rainbow Trout on the fly - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Lots of fun whitewater action on Lake Creek - AIRE TRAVELER CANOE - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Lake Creek Canyon Rapid - AIRE LYNX 1 - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Bluffs on the Middle Section of Lake Creek - AIRE TRAVELLER - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Featured Highlights:

  • Alaska grand slam fishing opportunities (Best sport fishing in South-central Alaska)

    25-65 lb. Chinook King Salmon

    24"-30" Trophy Rainbow Trout

    8-14 lb Sockeye Red  Salmon

    12-17 lb Coho Silver Salmon

    Seasonal Chum and Humpies

    Aggressive and Large Northern Pike and Lake Trout

    Plentiful Arctic Grayling

    Sporadic Whitefish

  • Almost continuous fun and clear class II, III+ whitewater

  • PLEASE INQUIRE - about flight seeing & glacier landing on 20,320' Mt. McKinley (Denali).

Experience South Central Alaska's Lake Creek!

Lake Creek Canyon Rapids - AIRE 18' LEOPARD - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTIONBig Lake Creek King at Yenlo Creek - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION


Payment Methods:
MasterCard, Visa, Preferred payment by: Personal Check, U.S. Currency, Travelers Check, Money Order, Bankers Check

*** TRIP PRICING BASED ON A PARTY STANDARD OF 3 - 4 GUESTS. Add 20% for party sizes of 1-2. ***

PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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