January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p190
The article provides information on the Savonoski River in Alaska. Paddling the Savonoski River Loop, one has an opportunity to sample this rich lake and river system while exploring several interconnected waterways within the Katmai National Park and Preserve. The Savonoski is braided, with a moderate current (3-5 miles per hour) and a gradient of 6 feet per mile. Nesting tundra swans are often seen along the upper Savonoski; the river is also prime brown-bear habitat. It is probably best to float the entire 15 miles from Lake Grosvenor to the mouth of the Savonoski River all in one day, camping north of the mouth. Travelers could also paddle another 2 to 3 miles to good camping spots on the south shore of Iliuk Arm. The south shore generally offers the most protection from wind.


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