Alaska River Guide

Alaska River Guide


3rd Edition

Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting in the Last Frontier

This guide profiles a wide variety of rivers from all over Alaska, concentrating on trips for intermediate boaters.


The Alaska River Guide is the premier guide to Alaskan paddling. It combines detailed river maps, photographs, and crucial at-a-glance information to provide you with the knowledge needed to plan a successful Alaska river trip.

The book also highlights

  • cautions and river hazards
  • prime paddling season
  • directions to river-access points
  • summaries of fish and wildlife

The rich tapestry of Alaska is threaded together by 365,000 miles of waterways, from cascading mountain streams to meandering valley rivers, from the meltwaters of glaciers to broad rivers that empty into the sea. These waterways run deep in the fabric of Alaskan life, providing means of communication, nutrition, and transport for plants, animals, and people.

The Alaska River Guide provides enough information to help you prepare for your trip without spoiling the wonders and discoveries waiting for you out on the water.

“This is dream material. Imagine canoeing the North Fork of the Koyukuk. You can put in near Mount Doonerak . . . and drift through the Gates of the Arctic National Park. The Alaska River Guide will make you want to do it.”
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

“This book, by Karen Jettmar, will help to preserve Alaska’s precious natural heritage.”
-President Jimmy Carter

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 6 × 9 in

Karen Jettmar



Page Count:


Illustration Notes

40 B&W photos, 70 maps

Publication Date



Menasha Ridge Press


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