Go on a Float Trip

Travelers who love the thrill of being on the water can take a rafting trip on the Kennicott, Nizina or Chitina rivers. All of these popular trips give visitors the opportunity to take in the scenic views with potential for wildlife spotting. Outfitters in McCarthy offer both day trips, which could include floating through the vertical-walled Nizina Canyon, and multi-day adventures rafting the rivers from McCarthy all the way to Chitina. Some river floats in the area include whitewater adventures. Experienced guides take visitors down the river and set up camp in some of the most scenic areas. Don’t worry about planning a thing, the guides will let you know exactly what to bring and they will handle the rest. In addition to river floats, find other ways to get on the water with stand up paddleboard and kayaking adventures on the lakes and calmer waters in the area.

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Take a walking tour through the abandoned copper mining camp and ghost town.


Explore Root Glacier on guided ice climbing and hiking tours.


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