1½-Day Overnight Rafting Trip

Matanuska River Wilderness Rafting

price from $299 /person

Tour details

River Category:
Class III-IV Whitewater or Class II-III run with children under 12 years
$475 per adult and $299 per child ages 5 - 11
Matanuska Glacier Area, Matanuska Valley
Age limit:
Ages 5 and Up
Start time:
9:00 AM
Departs From:
Hicks Creek facility, 38100 W Glenn Highway, Glacier View, AK
1½ days
Groups (4+) 10% Off
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A popular and affordable wilderness rafting trip

Alaska offers some of the best wilderness rafting in the world and sometimes, you need more than a day to experience it. Like all our multi-day trips, we provide all your camping gear so you receive the best tent, sleeping bag and ground pads for this environment.

There are two options depending on how much whitewater you desire. The Matanuska River overnight raft trip starts at either the put-in for our easy class II - III Glacier Float or the class III and IV whitewater of Lion Head. After the morning segment, your group will have a guide-prepared lunch while overnight gear is loaded. Then your adventure continues to your riverside camp downstream.

Enjoy a fresh-cooked dinner in front of the campfire. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. The next day is leisurely. A gentle float out ends at around 2 pm.

This trip has easy transportation logistics making it very affordable and includes all whitewater and camping gear. It’s a perfect trip for families! NOVA will provide you a complete itinerary and must-pack list prior to departure.


Moderate to Challenging – view classifications

Tour Highlights

  • Thrilling rapids of the Lion Head whitewater.
  • Raft through a seldom run section of the Matanuska River.         
  • All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 2. 
  • Wildlife watching and spectacular scenery in every direction.