Alagnak Wild River

Activities & Programs


Meandering down the braided Alagnak, serenity and wildlife viewing opportunities abound for those lazily floating the river, while Class III rapids offer exciting trips for rafters.

Whatever their chosen speed, boaters should leave itinerary information with a friend or family member. Be sure to include float plan details, the name of the trip leader, the air taxi operator's name and contact information, type and color of equipment/clothing used, and anticipated date of return. The NPS will not initiate a search for an individual or group unless they are reported overdue. Alagnak visitors are also encouraged to submit the same information in a "Backcountry Planner," available free-of-charge at the King Salmon Visitor Center.

Nearby Attractions

King Salmon Visitor Center
Located just next door to the King Salmon Airport, the King Salmon Visitor Center is open during the summer season from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily. Visitors will find detailed information about the many Federal public lands on the Alaska Peninsula. Information about the Bristol Bay area and Southwest Alaska is also available.

Exhibits help visitors understand and appreciate the spectacular natural and cultural resources and rich history of the Alaska Peninsula. A three-dimensional map of Southwest Alaska, salmon life cycle illustrations, information on local wildlife, and the annual waterfowl calendar art contest entries are all on display. A large collection of films is available for viewing and the bookstore offers maps, navigation charts, videos, posters and more. For more information, contact: