Logo bar of the Alaska Public Lands Information Centers which are located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Tok and Ketchikan
A large river with sandy shores winds through thick green forests
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Canoeing in Alaska
canoeing in alaska Link to Planning a River Trip Link to Lynx Lake Loop Canoeing Information Link to Swan Lake and Swanson River delta and gulkana

Canoeing In Alaska

Listen to the call of the loon and feel the dip of your paddle as you glide through the water on your way to experiencing Alaska as native Alaskans have for over ten thousand years. Alaska has many officially designated National Wild Scenic Rivers with varying levels of whitewater difficulty, as well as countless streams and lakes suitable for canoeing and rafting. 

Private Property
Not all land along the riverway is public. Most of the rivers have private lands or cabins along their banks. Please respect private property. Some may look abandoned but may still be in seasonal use. When not specifically marked as private, it is still best to avoid camping near structures as they may be on private property.

Bright yellow and green plants cover the surface of a pond. Did You Know?
The largest National Wildlife Refuge is the 23 million acre Yukon Delta. It has the highest concentration of nesting gyrfalcons in North America, while the coastal wetlands along the Bering Sea are unquestionably the most productive goose and shorebird nesting habitat in Alaska.