The Alsek River and its major tributary, the Tatshenshini River, are large volume, swift glacial rivers. Beginning in the interior, it is one of a small number of river systems which breach the coast range, offering boaters uncommon environmental diversity, impressive scenery, and an outstanding wilderness experience.
Rafting Permit Application and Information
Both private and commercial trip information packets are available from any of the following land managers:Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
Park Headquarters, PO Box 140
Gustavus AK 99826
Phone (907) 697-2230
fax (907)697-2654 Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve
PO Box 137
Yakutat, AK 99689
Phone (907) 784-3296
They have a special phone line with river information: (907) 784-3370.
Kluane National Park
Tatshenshini-Alsek Provincial Park
As a condition of these permits, all operators are required to abide by jointly developed Environmental and Safety Standards (22KB .pdf file) for expeditions on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers. See also the Alsek River Management Plan.
Last updated: January 9, 2023