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Copper River

Copper River

A lifeline to the interior of Alaska, the Copper River provides a bountiful supply of salmon to its tributaries. The Copper River is a main drainage within the state of Alaska, flowing from the Copper Glacier on Mount Wrangell all the way to Cordova, almost 300 miles to the Gulf of Alaska. Though fishing is unavailable on this river, floating it is sure to be a highlight of your trip to Alaska. The river shares a border with the beautiful Wrangell St. Elias National Park and Preserve as it flows through Gakona, providing a vista of the Wrangell Mountains. Glacial silt can be heard sifting under the raft as you float by local fishwheels turning to harvest a winter supply of salmon.


Scenic Full Day:

  • $115/person/day, includes lunch.
  • A beautiful float on the border of Wrangell St. Elias National park.  Allow 5-6 hours.

*Overnight options are available-please contact us to plan your custom trip!

What to bring:

  • Rain Jacket
  • Rain Pants
  • Warm Clothes
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Screen
  • Hat and/or Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Waiver
  • Fishing license (if applicable)

Click here to purchase fishing license.

What we provide:

  • Guide
  • Boats
  • PFDs (lifejacket)
  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Fishing Rods (if applicable)
  • Tackle (if applicable)
  • Hip Boots/Waders (if applicable)

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