• Rafters on the Alganak Wild River


    Wild River Alaska


A brown bear takes a swim.

Brown bears compete with anglers for fish on the Alagnak Wild River.

NPS Photo

The diversity of life found along the Alagnak Wild River corridor includes brown bear, beaver, river otter, lynx, mink, fox, wolverine, and occasionally wolf. Large ungulates include moose and caribou.

Did You Know?

Alagnak (Branch) River

In the local language, the word Alagnak means "making mistakes." According to a life-long area resident, "the channel is always changing, causing mistakes and getting lost." Every year the river changes and branches, which is why it is known locally as "Branch River."