Gulkana River, Alaska
Bureau of Land Management, Glennallen Field Office
December 2, 1980. The main stem from the outlet of Paxson Lake in T12N, R2W, Copper River meridian, to the confluence with Sourdough Creek. The South Branch of the West Fork from the outlet of an unnamed lake in sections 10 and 15, T10N, R7W, Copper River meridian, to the confluence with the West Fork. The North Branch from the outlet of two unnamed lakes, one in sections 24 and 25, the second in sections 9 and 10, T11N, R8W, Copper River meridian, to the confluence with the West Fork. The West Fork from its confluence with the North and South Branches downstream to its confluence with the main stem. The Middle Fork from the outlet of Dickey Lake in T13N, R5W, Copper River meridian, to the confluence with the main stem.
Wild — 181.0 miles; Total — 181.0 miles.
Photo Credit: BLM Alaska
With the grandeur of Alaska's Wrangell Mountains in the distance and a variety of whitewater on the river, the Gulkana is an outstanding recreation resource. The Gulkana offers remarkable opportunities for seeing moose, waterfowl, bald eagles and bears. Salmon runs peak from mid-June to late July and floaters share the lower stretches with fishermen.