Schedule or Join an Adventure

Planning a trip to Alaska? Let Alaska Dream Adventures help you create the perfect kayaking/canoeing adventure! Let us know when and where you'd like to go, and we'll work with you to make it happen. If you don't want to plan your own trip, then come along on one of our pre-scheduled adventures.

Trip scheduling is dependent upon interest and requests. Prices are generally around $150/day and include equipment rental. Discounts are available for students, military, and youth groups and organizations. We prefer group sizes ranging between four and twelve people to maintain the wilderness experience. If you purchase a kayak from us, you get a 25% off certificate for your next trip with us!

 

May 26-28

 

Upper Chatanika

    

$225

June 1-6

 

Birch Creek

 

$500

June 9-11

 

Gulkana

 

$400

June 16-18

 

Tangle Lakes

 

$350

June 23-25

 

Rock Creek

 

$400

June 30-July 5

 

Dickey Lake/Gulkana

 

$550

July 7-9

 

Jim River

 

$350

July 14-16

 

 

Rock Creek creeking

 

 

$125/day,

and $100 transportation if desired

July 21-23

 

Gulkana

 

$400

July 28-30

 

 

Rock Creek creeking

 

 

$125/day,

and $100 transportation if desired

August 4-6

 

August 11-13

 

August 18-20

 

Gulkana

 

$400

August 25-27

 

Tangle Lakes

 

$350

September 1-6

 

Birch Creek

 

$500

September 8-10

 

September 15-17

 

September 22-24

 

 

Trips, standard costs (approximate length)

40 Mile $450/person (3 day)

40 Mile Walker Fork $550/person (3 day)

Birch Creek $550/person (7 days)

Chatanika Upper $225/person (2 days)

Chatanika Upper and Mid $325/person (3 days)

Dickey Lake/Gulkana $550/person (7 days)

Gulkana $400/person (3 days)

Hungry Hollow/Gulkana $550/person (5 days)

Jim River $350/person (2 days)

Rock Creek $125/person per day (variable, $100 transportation fee/person)

Tangle Lakes/Delta River $350/person (3 days)

 

  

Hungry Hollow Creek (4-day minimum, class III whitewater)

Hungry Hollow is 10 miles in on the Denali Highway. Hungry Hollow Creek empties into the middle fork of the Gulkana River and proceeds downstream to the confluence with the outflow from Paxson Lake, then follows the normal Gulkana River route to Sourdough. This trip has some of the most amazing remote wilderness viewing of any of the trips we run, covering approximately 50 river miles and taking four and a half to five days to complete. There's a good chance of seeing caribou, ptarmigan, moose, and the general selection of Alaskan wildlife, including King and Red Salmon once you get into the Gulkana River. There are reportedly Lake Trout in Wait-A-Bit Lake, and Grayling and Rainbow fishing are great throughout the trip. Some of the kayaking is a bit intensive, so some kayaking skill is required for this trip. Rapids don't exceed class III, but since the first day and a half is paddling in a small creek, there are lots of trees and other obstacles. Some walking is required during the portage around the waterfall.

 

Hungr Hollow 2012 024

Hungr Hollow 2012 193

 

 

Tangle Lakes (2-day minimum, short class II whitewater)

Tangle Lakes is the headwaters for the Delta River. The lower and upper lakes are connected by the Tangle River. This is a truly amazing 35-mile trip that takes you into the heart of the calm-but-wild Alaskan environment. There are few visitors here except for the plethora of wildlife. Tangle Lakes offers amazing fishing. The most common fish caught here are Arctic Grayling, but there is good Lake Trout fishing early in the season (and sometimes later). The Grayling fishery has been listed in several places as the greatest in the world. For best access to the Grayling, it is usually best to take the rapids (portaging around the falls) and find the remote river areas that are much less frequented. The portage is two fairly challenging quarter-mile sections separated by a beaver pond, so when packing, remember that all gear will be carried half a mile. The rapids after the portage are Class II to II .

Tangle July 2012 044

 Tangle July 2012 133

 

 

Jim River (2-day minimum, class II whitewater)

In the Alaskan wilderness north of the arctic circle, paralleling sections of the Haul Road (the Dalton Highway), in the foothills of the Brooks Range, can be found the Jim River. It's north of the Arctic Circle, so there are different types of vegetation than in most other rivers we run. Not an exceptionally challenging river, this one is unique primarily due to its location (north of the Arctic Circle). It's a good place for viewing moose, caribou, eagles, bears, and salmon.

 

Chatanika River (1-day minimum, class II whitewater)

Chatanika has several different access points and several different types of trips available on it, ranging from a six-hour day run or short overnight trip to a four-day float to the edge of Minto Flats. At many times of the year, there are salmon abundant in Chatanika. The put-in point is only 35 miles north of Fairbanks (or you can go as far as 69 miles, depending on which trip you're running). River classifications vary from class I to II, with sweepers being the primary hazard. This trip has historically produced good viewing of caribou, moose, grizzly, and black bear, with abundant eagles and other normal wildlife (foxes, wolves, etc.). This is one of the few rivers we run that has a population of Northern Pike in addition to the ever-ubiquitous grayling. The lower Chatanika section passes over the Transalaska Pipeline, and there are several homesteaders as you approach the Minto Flats area. 

 

Gulkana River (3-day minimum, class III whitewater)

The Gulkana trip begins at Paxson Lake. There's a three-mile paddle through the lake before you get into the river, which maintains a fairly swift pace once you get into it. The Gulkana sees a fairly high usage by rafters, who find its class III whitewaters to be some of the more exciting in the Interior. Due to the high number of users, it is likely you will encounter other paddlers, although Alaskan paddlers tend to be very polite and friendly. Paxson Lake is known for its lake trout. The river is known for its salmon, but it also has grayling, Dolly Varden, and rainbow trout. The further down you get on the Gulkana, the more likely it is you'll see some Steelhead trout as well. The Gulkana trip has amazing scenery, a salmon counting station, and awesome rock formations as we travel through volcanic mountain ranges. 

 

Chena River (hourly rated, class I to II whitewater)

Chena River goes through the downtown Fairbanks area, but if you travel to the upstream sections, you can get away from town and experience some Alaska wilderness. There are almost 70 miles of navigable river. This can be taken in sections ranging from a couple of hours to several days, so the Chena is a good place for a leisurely afternoon float or a multi-day, class I to II trip. Being closer to town, the prominence of wildlife is much lower. Though there are bears, you are more likely to see mostly moose and some beavers. 

 

Birch Creek (5-day minimum, class II to III whitewater)

Just north of Fairbanks, Alaska, flowing out of the low mountains and rolling hills west of Chena Dome and south of Mastodon Dome, is the Birch Creek National Wild and Scenic River, one of only a few rivers of this status that is accessible by road and requires no flying in or out to do the 126-mile section of Class I to III river. A swift, shallow stream, Birch Creek begins above its confluence with Twelvemile Creek and for the first 10 miles is a narrow, winding and shallow, stream that requires dragging over riffles at times. It is more suited to canoes and kayaks but small rafts can easily make the trip. The river winds and twists its way through the forested hills before spilling out into the Yukon Flats country with the last 30 miles low relief, muskeg country. It is a lovely trip with enough challenge to keep things interesting. There are up to four Class III rapids in the stretch between Clum's Fork and Thomas Creek and if the river is high they could be Class IV.

 

Rock Creek (variable trip lengths, class II whitewater)

Rock Creek is a class II whitewater creek flowing into the upper Tangle Lakes area. This is a creeking day that can include several runs down this 3 mile rough and tumble section of creek. This trip is all about the whitewater and play. Add $100 for transportation to and from the creek if you don't want to just meet us there. You must have some kayak skill to participate in this adventure. This is a good introduction to the world of whitewater creeking.

 

40 Mile River (3-day minimum, class II to III whitewater)

More information coming soon