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Lake Creek

Lake Creek is found on the foothills of the Alaska Range south of Denali National Park.  Starting out of Chelatna Lake’s southern boundary, Lake Creek rushes 55 miles to the confluence of the Yetna River.  Its clear-blue water is some of the most beautiful that can be found anywhere in Alaska and provides outstanding sightfishing opportunity.  All five species of pacific salmon call Lake Creek their home, as well as other trophy sportfish including northern pike, dolly varden, rainbow trout, char, and arctic grayling.  Bears, moose, eagles, and other wildlife are commonly spotted along the banks.  Lake Creek’s whitewater is a continuous class II-III+ after the first 10 miles, offering an exciting float as well as outstanding fishing.  The whitewater not only offers an exhilarating ride, it also prohibits jetboat traffic, which limits number of anglers on the stream.  To get there, an hour-long floatplane ride from Anchorage takes you through some of the most beautiful country in Alaska. Lake Creek is a “must do” for anyone who wants to experience remote Alaska float fishing trips.