Lower Stikine River

CanadaBritish ColumbiaPacific
Submitter & Author Information
Route submitted by: 
victorrvipond@shaw.ca
Trip Date : 
Route Author: 
victorrvipond@shaw.ca
Additional Route Information
Distance: 
260 km
Duration: 
6 days
Loop Trip: 
No
Portage Information
No. of portages: 
0
Total Portage Distance: 
0 m
Longest Portage: 
0 m
Difficulty Ratings
River Travel: 
Novice
Lake Travel: 
Not applicable
Portaging: 
Not applicable
Remoteness: 
Advanced
Background Trip Info
Water Levels: 
Low
Route Description
Access to Put-In Information: 

Last 30km of road into Telegraph Creek is dangerous.

Technical Guide: 

1. Drive to Telegraph Creek, BC
2. Paddle to Wrangell AK
3. Either fly or jet boat back to Telegraph Creek

Other
Special Comments: 

1. Last 30 km of road into Telegraph Creek is one of the worst roads in Canada.
2.On sunny summer days expect high winds from the west
3.Lots of camping sites
4. River is very large and powerful. Some riffles contain strong boils and whirlpools.
5.Attractions include possible visits to Great Galcier, Chief Shakes Galcier or Fjiord glaciers. Also developed cedar tub hot springs just upstream of Chief Shakes. Great Glacier salmon fishery is a must visit.