Things To Know Before You Come
No visitor to Aniakchak should attempt to plan and carry out a trip based solely on the information in this website. For a safe and successful Aniakchak adventure, however, all visitors must be prepared for extreme weather and the likelihood of encounters with brown bears.
With the exception of some guide services, visitor interaction with commercial services at Aniakchak ends after being dropped off by air taxi.
Then, you're on your own!
Did You Know?
The Aniakchak (Big) River drops more than 1,000 feet in elevation within the first 15 miles leaving the caldera. The final 12 miles of the 27 mile river is a smooth, winding float along the open tundra. Watch for bears, moose, and other wildlife as you float.