Beautiful, braided rivers are the hallmark of southwest Alaskas Bristol Bay watershed. The Alagnak National Wild River supports remarkable salmon, rainbow trout, arctic char, and grayling fisheries, making it a popular fly-in fishing destination. Since the Alagnak Wild River emerges from Katmai National Preserve, an area renowned for brown bears and wild sockeye salmon, travelers should be well prepared to encounter an abundance of wildlife along this river.
If You Go
Plan ahead and be prepared for the unexpected. File a float plan with a trusted friend and bring a waterproof map. Be aware that some of the land along the river is privately owned and public services are limited. Camping on exposed gravel bars is generally accepted and mosquito repellant is highly recommended!