• Rafters on the Alganak Wild River


    Wild River Alaska

Environmental Factors

The waters of the Alagnak Wild River support significant sockeye salmon spawning habitat for the Bristol Bay commercial fishery, one of the largest in the world. Recent water quality studies conducted in the area indicated pristine water quality conditions. Maintaining the pristine water quality on the Alagnak is the primary environmental concern to be attended to by the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

A DeHavilland Beaver float plane lands on the Alagnak Wild River.

In June 1927 pilot Russell Merrill of Anchorage Air Transport flew a Travel Air to Lockanok cannery at the mouth of the Alagnak Wild River. This first airplane landing in the Bristol Bay region would effectively lead to a new era of air transport for this formerly inaccessible part of Alaska.