This photo needs editing.
Difficulty II
Length 125 Miles
Gauge N/A
Flow Range
Reach Info Last Updated 06/18/2004 3:54 pm

River Description

See A. Embick, Fast & Cold: A Guide to Alaska Whitewater.
See also Middle Copper and Lower Copper. Not to be confused with the Iliamna Copper, which is 600 miles to the West.

This is listed as one of Alaska's top whitewater trips in GORP. Read their description by clicking here. (Clicking will open a new browser window.) GORP's map incorrectly places the Copper way southeast in the panhandle (it should be southeast, but not that far down!), but nobody's perfect.

Rapid Descriptions


No Gage

Gage Descriptions

There were several USGS gages on the Copper, including Copper near Chitina. At present they're all inactive. This river needs gages!

Directions Description

We have no additional detail on this route. Use the map below to calculate how to arrive to the main town from your zipcode.

No Accident Reports




Matt Muir


Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1192751 06/18/04 n/a n/a