TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA: GULKANA RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p223
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information on the Gulkana River in Southcentral Alaska. Because of its road accessibility, the Gulkana is considered as one of the most popular whitewater rivers in Alaska. From its headwaters in the lake and plateau country at the foot of the Alaska Range, the Gulkana flows through forested rolling hills for 80 miles before meeting the Copper River. Ahtna Athapaskans occupied the Gulkana River Valley at least 1,000 years ago. In the 1890s, there were many villages and sod houses at Paxson Lake, a strategic spot for caribou hunting where the animals were driven into the lake and speared from skin boats.
ACCESSION #
19117179

 

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