• Rafters on the Alganak Wild River


    Wild River Alaska

Things To Know Before You Come

For a safe and successful Alagnak adventure, all visitors must at least be prepared for extreme weather and the likelihood of encounters with bears.

With the exception of lodging or guiding services, interaction with most commercial services ends once you are dropped off by air taxi or boat on the Alagnak.

Within the boundaries of Alagnak Wild River are many private and Alaska Native corporation lands. Please respect private property during your visit. More information on public/private boundaries along the Alagnak River can be found here.

Did You Know?

When spawning, male sockeye salmon develop a brilliant red color and distinctive hump.

Each summer, the five species of Pacific salmon return to their birthplace in the Alagnak Wild River to spawn and die. As they migrate upstream by the hundreds of thousands, they undergo incredible morphological changes. Male sockeye salmon turn a brilliant red and develop a distinctive humped back.