Whether you want to have a mellow float or to get into some whitewater, Copper River Guides has it all. The Copper River Basin borders the Wrangell St. Elias National Park, the largest national park in North America, a volcanic mountain range rises 12,000 Ft. to almost 17,000 Ft. In addition to many fish species, there is also an abundance of wildlife in the area - so keep an eye out, there is a picture around every corner.
Below is some additional information and details to help you prepare for your upcoming fishing trip.
We will be picking you up or meeting at designated time.
We will provide all the necessary gear for your rafting trip. You will be outfitted with rain gear, life jacket, and boots to wear on the river. This gear is what we would call splash gear. We carry extra layers for those colder days
Please make sure to give me your shoe sizes prior to your scheduled trip so I can make sure to have river shoes that will fit you comfortably.
Please also let us know where you will be staying. We can accommodate pick-ups and drop-offs from most places in the area, depending on the distance. If you will be renting a car, we can meet at the takeout so you will be right back with your car when we conclude the trip. If you need recommendations for places to stay in the area, please do not hesitate to contact me.
**Prices do not include a tip for the guides.
Thank You and I look forward to rafting with you!
We take folks from all different walks of life on our rafting/fishing adventures. those who enjoy being outdoors, those new to outdoor adventures, first-time campers and everyone in between! Though risk always exists, we reduce it by having skilled, experienced and certified guides, well-maintained gear and proper safety equipment. We supply you with Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs/ lifejackets) that must be worn at all times on the river. Your guides will instruct you on how to keep your lifejackets snug and provide guidance on what happens if you inadvertently end up in the water. Your involvement is important in moderating risk too! Here’s what you can do:· Read your pre-trip information thoroughly· Listen carefully when your guides share safety instructions and describe potentially risky situations· Pay attention and be prepared· Always wear your lifejacket on the river and ensure that it is always snug and fully buckled· Notify your guide if you are experiencing any physical concerns, illness or medical conditions
Because we are rafting in cold Alaskan spring/glacial waters, we recommend you wear synthetic layers to keep warm under your rain gear. As temperatures in Alaska are hard to predict, the best method is to layer so you can add if you get too cold or take off layers if it gets too hot. A T-shirt with a sweatshirt/long sleeve, and a jacket will usually suffice. If you have a rain jacket, it is a good idea to bring it along, but again, we will have extras that you can use. Make sure to wear long pants, long underwear works great if you have it, but sweatpants or pajama pants will work as well and keep you comfortable in your waders. Jeans or stiff material can make for an uncomfortable day. Wear warm socks, preferably taller than ankle height so you can tuck your pants in them and keep your pants from riding up in your rain gear.