RIVER GORGE ~ THE CLASS V+ PETROV FALLS WHITEWATER RAFT TRIP FROM LAKE CLARK
TO LAKE ILIAMNA
Newhalen's Famed Petrov Falls - Cass V+! --- Premier
Fly-Out Whitewater Day Trip
CONNECTION RUNS IT!
BIG WATER ADVENTURE!!!
IV & V+
RAFTING AND KAYAKING EXPERIENCE
2009 PRICING AT
subject to change
BIG WATER, HIGH-VOLUME, HIGH-VELOCITY, with
VERY LARGE, POWERFUL WAVES
- EXPERIENCE AWESOME RIVER RUNNING
TROUGH CLASS V+ PETROV FALLS
- Alaska's Supreme
FLY-OUT WHITEWATER RAFTING and KAYAKING class III, IV, &
V+ canyon drops
- SERIOUS SPORT FISHING:
SALMON, RAINBOW TROUT, LAKE TROUT, ARCTIC GRAYLING AND
- Over 16% of the World's Wild Red
Sockeye Salmon with very little sport fishing pressure.
- RAFT AND KAYAK Alaska from
Lake Clark to Lake Iliamna in a day!
- Flight-seeing Lake Clark
National Park and Preserve.
In this Package:
- Trip leaves from Lake Hood, Anchorage
- Floatplane charter (roundtrip)
- 1 DAY WHITEWATER FLOAT TRIP!!!
- Party of 5 individuals per 15.5' Self Bailing
- Party of 4 individuals per 18' CataRaft (minimum)
- All float trip safety gear and instruction
- Freshly smoked Alaska Salmon & Alaska Halibut shore lunch
- Fishing gear (provided if necessary)
|RIVER TRIP DESCRIPTION: By floatplane
we take off from Anchorage's Lake Hood, the world's
largest floatplane base. Once airborne, we head 150
miles southwest toward the craggy, glaciered, and
wing-pinched walls of Lake Clark Pass. The flight-seeing
through Lake Clark Pass is breathtaking and filmmaking. Many guests shoot
just about all their media cards, video footage, or film well before reaching our put-in
at Upper-Landing at the far downstream end of Lake Clark on the
The immense power and grand volume of the Newhalen River
is born from the snow and ice fields of the Chigmit
Mountains and the 4 million acre, Lake Clark National
Park and Preserve. The awesome wonder of the Newhalen is distinctly different
from most of Alaska's other glacial, high-volume,
extremely swift, and turbulent whitewater
rivers. This river is astoundingly turquoise clear with
absolutely premier sport fishing. This clarity is due to the glacial-filtering
effect of 75-mile long and very deep Lake Clark, one of
Alaska's largest lakes. The Newhalen River, its tributary streams,
and great lakes are prime Sockeye Salmon spawning grounds, contributing to
over 16 percent of
the world's commercial wild Red Salmon harvest. Sport
fishing is outstanding for all species of Pacific Salmon, Arctic
grayling, Char, Lakers, and Rainbow Trout. The Newhalen is
also known for its abundant wildlife, including Brown
Bear, Moose, and Caribou.
As a Big-Water, high-volume, and high-velocity whitewater river, the
Class V+ Newhalen Gorge and Petrov Falls section demands the greatest respect. It
is very deep, very powerful, and very violent. There are extreme ledge
drops, considerable sized standing waves, radical eddy
lines with swirling whirlpools, and radical rock pillar
formations. Throughout its
course, there are eight especially dangerous and turbulent rapids. The Newhalen's dynamic
flow ultimately empties into Lake Iliamna, Alaska's
great lake. Our take-out is in the native village of
Iliamna where many villagers still practice subsistence
lifestyles, seasonally netting bounty of fresh wild fish
and continually hunting the areas game species.
Looking for untamed and terrific adventure? This river
is a world-class - rivaling the best of Big-Water
experiences run anywhere on the planet. The Newhalen Gorge whitewater
trip defines AWESOME ADVENTURE!
This BIG WATER run is for those seeking to a descent
down one the most wild whitewater rivers in
the Last Frontier with only limited time to explore
where few have paddled before!
hanging on the whole time as I'm workin' the oars . Photographs and videos
are tough to get on this kind of BIG WATER TRIP.
These are my artistic renditions of the Newhalen
River Gorge & Class V+ Petrov Falls Experience!!!
- 4 hrs. of EPIC
Mountain and Glacier Flight-Seeing (round-trip)
- AWESOME! BIG WATER RAFTING
- Super-clear, high-volume rapids make this
river run UNIQUE among BIG WATER
raft and kayak trips
- Alaska native
- PLEASE INQUIRE - about the 'acrobatic' 'flying' Salmon
of the Newhalen River Gorge
V+ FALLS PHOTO ENLARGEMENT (850' UP)
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BASED ON A PARTY STANDARD OF 4 GUESTS. This party size
is a minimum due to high-volume, big water rapids. With
a group of 4 - Trip cost is $650 per person per day with
the 4 guests minimum.
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE