Birch Creek is part of the National Wild Scenic River System. From its headwaters north of the Steese National Conservation Area, this river flows swiftly through upland plateaus, forested valleys, and rolling hills where river travelers often see moose, caribou, arctic grayling, and a variety of birds.
This 117 mile trip is predominately Class I- III and feeds into the Yukon River. This is one of Alaska's most popular rivers to float.
Experienced trek Guides help you to explore Alaska’s beautiful, wild and scenic waterways in a land where the rivers change every hour. The Northern Lights High Adventure Base offers canoe trips for all skill levels, whether your group is made up of novice canoeists or you are looking for the next adventure with class 3 rapids. We have a trip for you!
The Yukon River Trek is a class 1 river that requires basic canoeing skills yet offers the most remote and uniquely Alaskan river experience.
For those who are looking for more of a challenge and are eager to learn more advanced white water skills, the Tangle Lakes/Delta River Trek is probably for you.
Birch Creek is certainly worth taking a look at if you want a faster river with Class 1, Class 2 and even a few Class 3.
If you need help deciding, please call the High Adventure Director at 907-452-1976 for more information. He's pretty cool
The Tangle Lakes are set on the north side of the Alaska Range. The headwaters of the Delta River, which flows north through Black Rapids Pass, join the Tanana River at Delta Junction. It is a remote and clear alpine river with good grayling fishing.
Most people could only dream about the inspiring scenery! You have a chance to see caribou, moose, wolves, bald eagles, Dahl sheep, and bear.
There is one portage around a series of waterfalls. This trek is an intermediate paddle. Glacial runoff feeds the lower part of the river from the spectacular Black Rapids pass.
This trek has limited space available.
The premier Alaskan High Adventure outdoor experience for scouts. Backpacking, hiking, canoeing, fishing and more!
Thank you for your interest in the programs of the Northern Lights High Adventure Base. The Midnight Sun Council, Boy Scouts of America, based in Fairbanks, Alaska, operates the Base.
The mission of the Base is to provide a remote outdoor experience to youth and adults within the Scouting program.