Noatak River


Camp at river sideThe Noatak River is one of Alaska’s longest designated wild rivers and is surrounded by dramatic glacial valleys and snow capped peaks. Born in the melting snows of the Brooks Range in Gates of the Arctic National Park and running 400 miles west to Kotzebue Sound, the magnificent Noatak River lies completely above the Arctic Circle. This area includes Mount Igikpak and the Schwatka Mountains of the west-central Brooks Range.

We’ll spend 10 days leisurely floating the uppermost navigable portion of the river a full 60 miles to a beautiful lake on the edge of the tundra. Fishing is good for northern pike, grayling, lake trout, and arctic char.

alaska fishLayover days are provided for photographing Dall sheep, exploring hidden valleys, and climbing to view ridge top vistas. Chances are excellent for spotting caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, and grizzly bear. No previous river experience is necessary.

If you prefer to float the entire Noatak River (21 days), just let us know and we would be happy to accommodate you!River camp site