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The Aniak River

Kuskokwim River Drainage
Intimate Rivers Style Program Only

2024 Rates:

We have placed our Aniak River trips on hold through the 2023 season due to high water events throughout the summer and fall of 2022 that have made the river difficult to travel, we will assess conditions during 2023 for trips in 2024.
Check back for updates.

The Aniak is located about three hundred miles or so Southwest of Anchorage.
The Aniak fishes well from mid July with the King Salmon run and winding up in mid-September with Coho salmon and Rainbow Trout fishing reaching thier peak.

  • 8 to 10 days / 110+ Miles / July - September
  • 3 Guides / 6 Guests Max
  • Intimate Rivers Style Only

When conditions are right from mid-July to mid-September, the Aniak can can offer exceptional angling for rainbow trout, all five species of Pacific Salmon, Arctic char, grayling and even Northern pike in the lower river

Most of the streams of Southwest Alaska run crystal clear, including the Aniak during good weather, but we are talking optimal conditions, and thats when things on the Aniak can be exciting, ok things can get exciting with less than optional weather but for different reasons. This is not the river for the inexperienced or those looking for an easy float, however the rewards can be exceptional!

Our Aniak river float trips begin in Bethel Alaska with a flight to Aniak lake.

Plan to arrive in Bethel the evening before your trips start date and just in case, it's also best to leave a little wiggle room on the other end of your trip as well and plan on departing from Bethel the day after your trips end date. Bethel is served by 737 jet service from Anchorage by Alaska Airlines.

Upon booking additional information about your trip will be sent to you including where to stay in Bethel and any further relevant information.

Interested in a trip to the Aniak River? ~ Contact Us

Alaska Rainbow Adventures
P.O. Box 874570
Wasilla, AK 99687-4570