• Rafters on the Alganak Wild River


    Wild River Alaska

Transportation & Guide Services

A complete list of transportation and guide services licensed to operate within the Alagnak Wild River is available from the Office of Concession Operations. The following types of services are included:

  • Air Taxi Services
  • Licensed Big Game Transporters
  • "Incidental" Hunt Transporters
  • Backpacking Guides
  • Hunting Guides
  • Watercraft (Boat) Charters
  • Kayaking Guides
  • Sportfishing Guides
  • Bear Viewing Guides
  • Photography Guides

Commercial operators must obtain a business permit from the National Park Service before providing services on any park lands or waters. This permit requires proof of liability insurance and ensures that operators provide park information (regulations, land status, and bear safety) to their clients; however, the permit does not review operator skills or business practices.

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.