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AMERICAN CREEK - KATMAI NATIONAL PARK 
American Creek - Trophy Katmai Rainbow Trout - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION
American Creek in Katmai - one of the highest population densities of Alaska Brown Bear

 

 

 

 

 

FULLY GUIDED RIVER FLOAT TRIP SAFARI

RAFTING, KAYAKING, HIKING, BROWN BEAR VIEWING AND CAMPING

also RENTAL GEAR, DROP CAMPS FOR BEAR VIEWING, FILM MAKING SUPPORT & SPORT FISHING

Truly Awesome! 

PRICING STARTING AT  $2,750.00


Prices subject to change

~  Multi-Day River Float Trip and Wildlife Viewing Safari in Katmai National Park

     ~  Best Alaska Brown Bear Viewing Opportunities in Alaska

            ~  Finest Alaska Sport Fishing Adventure of a Lifetime.

Included In this Package:
  • Trip leaves from the Naknek river, King Salmon
  • Floatplane charter (roundtrip)
  • 5 days 4 nights camping accommodations (fewer or more days & nights optional)
  • Over 50 miles of clear, swift whitewater rafting and kayaking
  • Carefully selected meal plan (with respect to extremely dense Brown Bear population)
  • 13' - 18' AIRE inflatable rafts
  • 8' - 10'  Inflatable Kayaks and Paddle Cats   
  • All float trip safety gear (instruction if needed)
  • Fishing gear (provided if necessary)
RIVER TRIP DESCRIPTION:  Initiate your trip by flying commercial airliner from Anchorage to the southwestern fishing town of King Salmon. King Salmon serves as an access hub for Katmai National Park and Preserve including most of Alaska's Southwestern Peninsula. It is in King Salmon that your Alaska wilderness float trip expedition begins.

Load your gear and board floatplanes docked on the banks of the Naknek River. Once getting airborne, we begin flying across barren ground tundra and texture hill-country en route to remote Murray and Hammersly Lakes.  Cruising over American Creek you'll often take notice of the red pathway below.  Spawning Sockeye Salmon  make a scarlet and crimson trace seen from above as they run in great line up stream.  After about an hour's flight, two beautiful, crystal clear lakes materialize on the horizon nestled into the mountains. These two transparent lakes at the foothills of the Aleutian Range are the headwaters of American Creek in Katmai National Park and Preserve. On landing approach, it is common to see several Brown Bears foraging on Salmon near the outlet and others wandering the lakes shoreline. When the Red Salmon season is peaking - frenzied, startled, swarming schools of Sockeye Salmon dart through the water like blurred bursts alerted by the fast-moving shadows of the aircraft. Once on the landed and pulled up to the beach, you'll unload all the gear, make any last minute checks, say a parting good-bye to any sense of civilization, and start making preparations for over 50 miles of river float trip.

American Creek presents even the veteran Alaska wilderness adventurer with magnificent scenery, exciting whitewater, terrific wildlife viewing (especially Brown Bears), outstanding sport fishing opportunities, great outdoor challenge, and awesome camping sites.  Rafting and kayaking American Creek  is the ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION'S premier Alaska  float trip experience!

Katmai National Park's American Creek is truly an exceptional wilderness waterway offering diverse landscape scenery, wildlife viewing, sport fishing, and some fantastic whitewater.  Alpine tundra and mountains surround Murray and Hammersly Lakes.  The pristine setting is always spectacular so setting up base camp with some moderate hiking around the shorelines or to the tops of nearby hills is a good option. Shallows, stony riffles, and rock-dodging rapids dominate the upper half of American Creek.  The mid-section has more technical whitewater with a canyon drop that will surely get your attention (this should be scouted from the right side of the river). On the lower stretches, expect tricky tree hazards with some sticky logjams and nice pools teaming with fish.  Always keep a watchful awareness for Brown Bears!

Starting from its source at 1600 feet above sea level, the river draws its course, dropping a total of 1500 feet. American Creek skirts several distinct ecological zones including: Alpine tundra around the headwaters --- mixed tundra, dwarf willows, birch bushes and tussock grasses through the first shallow riffle sections --- turning to cottonwood, taiga, and boreal forest just below 1200 feet --- into dominating white spruce forest within the sharp-walled canyon and plunge drop sections --- then finally shifting to marshy alder and grasslands as the river slows nearing Lake Coville.  In the course of the canyon country, the river drops as much as 60 feet per mile carving through two distinctive and steep constricting notches consisting of plunge drop type whitewater that dynamically brews over both razor-stepped bedrock and huge sharply-abrasive boulders.

American Creek is one of southwestern Alaska's most wild of sport fisheries.  The entire river lies inside the protected boundaries of Katmai National Park.  Sport fishing is second to none here in Alaska for several species of Salmon, trophy-sized Rainbow Trout, as well as brilliant sea-run Char. The extraordinary fishing also makes this fishery prime Brown Bear habitat!!!

With an average of 50-75 Bears per week and recent record setting number of 117 different bear sightings throughout a 5 day 4 night float trip...  Be smart, come prepared, and stay alert at all times when floating, fishing, and camping.

Throughout this trip, it is likely and quite typical to have very close encounters with Brown Bear as they fish, feed, snooze, roam the riverbanks, raise and teach their young, or are just passing trough. This is a Brown Bear Safari!!! Brown Bear are everywhere!!! No exaggeration… Brown Bear feeding, Brown Bear fishing, Brown Bear eating, Brown Bear wrestling, Brown Bear resting, Brown Bear entertaining, Brown Bear competing, Brown Bear watching you sport fish, Brown Bear swimming, Brown Bear cubs, Brown Bear in very close proximity to planes, boats, and even sometimes hanging around or walking through camp… Even when you can't see them after dark - you'll be hearing them!!! Try to understand though - humans are not really the first choice on the food chain or a side dish with the whole host of available fish and vegetation. On American Creek, you will every so often see Caribou, Moose, Fox, Wolf, Lynx, River Otter, Beaver, Eagles, and Waterfowl.

Gnarly Colorful Char on American Creek - Katmai National Park - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Thrilling Technical Whitewater - American Creek Falls - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION 

Brian Helps Release Gorgeous Trophy Rainbow Trout - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Best little Fisher-Girl of all time - Sockey Red Salmon - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Bears are all over the place - Average is 50-70 per 5 day trip - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Walking Riverside Brown Bear Trails - American Creek - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Outcast Personal Catarafts for fly fishing American Creek - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Trophy Char in June - American Creek, Katmai National Park - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Featured Highlights:

  • Statewide BEST Alaska Brown bear viewing opportunities
  • 50-75 ALASKA BROWN BEAR PER TRIP!!! (UP-CLOSE ENCOUNTERS... very typical!!!)
  • Crystal clear waters featuring very diverse habitat (outstanding for sight fishing)
  • Excellent trophy sport fishing opportunities (20" - 34" Rainbow Trout & an awesome run of big Char)
  • Fun whitewater canyon sections and plunge drop falls
  • PLEASE INQUIRE - about additional side tours to Katmai's Brooks Camp & treks to the volcanic Valley of 10,000 Smokes.

The American Creek Brown Bear Safari Experience

Brown Bear Sow and her playful cubs - American Creek - Katmai National Park - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION

Brown Bear Fishing Sockeye Red Salmon - American Creek - Katmai National Park - ALASKA RAFT CONNECTION


Payment Methods:
MasterCard, Visa, Preferred payment by: Personal Check, U.S. Currency, Travelers Check, Money Order, Bankers Check

*** TRIP PRICING BASED ON A PARTY STANDARD OF 3 - 4 GUESTS. Add 20% for party sizes of 1-2. ***

NOTICE: Float Trip is all-inclusive from King Salmon, Alaska.  Roundtrip Airfare from Anchorage to King Salmon typically runs about $300-$400 in the summer.  Please ask about alternative logistics that may also be made.


PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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