The Chilikadrotna River Float is a trip that offers amazing scenery, hiking, fishing, and floating. We highly recommend spending a day or two hiking and enjoying the scenery of Twin Lakes before beginning your float. This is the home of Dick Proenneke, a man made famous by the book and PBS special “One Mans Wilderness.” Hiking in this area is some of the best in the world. One of the real perks of the Chilikadrotna River is the extreme remoteness of the location, often you will be the only group on the river. This pristine and untouched location also makes for great wildlife viewing along the entire river.
The Chilikadrotna River flows out of Twin Lakes with Class I-II waters for the first 8 miles. After this there are steady Class II waters with one Class III rapid over the next 31 miles. The next 21 miles will be Class I all the way to the Mulchatna River. This shallow and swift river makes for an exciting float.
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Drop Point: Twin Lakes
N 60o 39.83’ W 154o 02.72’
Pick Up Point: Maribou - Mulchatna
N 60o 23.57’ W 155o 53.83’
River Length: 86 miles
Class of Rapids: I-III
Average Float Time: 4 – 7 days
Round Trip Cost:
Cessna Cost: $3960
Beaver Cost: $5375
Float Season: June 25th – September 30th
|Fish Species||Season Start||Season End|
|Chinook (King) Salmon||June 25th||July 13th|
|Sockeye (Red) Salmon||July 15th||August 31st|
|Coho (Silver) Salmon||July 25th||September 10th|
|Dolly Varden||June 1st||September 30th|
|Rainbow Trout||June 1st||September 30th|
|Grayling||June 1st||September 30th|
For the most up to date regulations please visit the Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game
USGS Quads: Lake Clark C-3, C-4, C-5, C-6, C-7
Please visit our Alaska Links Page for a link to the USGS Store to purchase these maps.