Difficulty: Class III+
Average Gradient: 22 FPM
Description: Glacially fed tributary to the Copper River in southcentral Alaksa
The head waters of the Tonsina River lay high at the melting Tonsina glacier in Chugach Mounatins outside of Valdez, Alaska. The Tonsina glacier melt water drains over shallow rock into the Tonsina Lake. The Tonsina River starts at the outlet of the Tonsina Lake. The waters flow mostly easterly into the Copper River a few miles west of Chitna, Alaska. The river water can become a blue-green color as some of the glacial silt settles in the lake before it reaches the outlet. The Tonsina River has some Class III+ rapids that are in a remote portion of the float trip.
The Tonsina river is one of the best Alaska fishing rivers because of it's geographic location. It's far away from any major town or cities, not very user-friendly by foot and it's the home a large run of Copper River king salmon. It is surrounded by steep banks and vast expanses of Alaskan wilderness where it is possible to view eagles and, brown bears. and moose Rafting this stretch of the Tonsina River is a true Alaska wilderness adventure.
Salmon Grove offers wilderness rafting adventures, full day king salmon fishing and multi-day Alaska river rafting trips on the Tonsina River in the Copper River region of south central, Alaska.
We are here to answer your fishing/rafting questions on and off the river. Have a question, need advice or the daily fishing report? Fill out the form below or call (907) 822-5822 to speak with one of our expert Copper River salmon fishing guides. Trips on the Gulkana River, Klutina River and Tonsina River depart daily
100 Old Richardson Highway, Copper Center, Alaska 99573, United States
Call (907) 822-5822 to book a trip today!