of the best ways to experience the wilderness of Southwest Alaska
is a float trips down one of the many rivers and lakes. There are
countless small rivers, tributaries and lakes in the area, however
the primary trips in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge are the
Goodnews, Kanektok and Togiak Rivers. The primary trips in Wood-Tikchik
State Park are the Wood River Lakes system and the Tikchik Lakes
system, including the Tikchik and Nuyakuk rivers.
east of Wood-Tikchik are the Nushagak and Mulchatna rivers.
rafts, kayaks and canoes are used to float the rivers and lakes.
Most trips begin at the headwaters of a river, at a pristine wilderness
lake. Most of the rivers have little whitewater, but they do have
sweepers (overhanging and submerged trees) that are hazardous if
you do not stay alert and have the proper gear. Tikchik Airventures
can provide you with rafts, canoes and kayaks for these trips.
trip offers access to some of the finest fishing in North America.
Home of the world's largest sockeye salmon run, the rivers also
have major silver and king salmon runs. World-class rainbow trout,
arctic grayling, arctic char and lake trout are found in many rivers