Stikine River and Wilderness Glacier
by Jet Boat
Stikine River, near Wrangell, Alaska, is the fastest navigable free-flowing
river left in North America. Its vast area is home to moose, deer, brown
and black bear, beaver, hundreds of bald eagles and many other species.
In his travels on the Stikine in 1869 famed American Naturalist, John
Muir, described the scenery on the Stikine as "a Yosemite 100 miles
long". It was the route to gold rushes of 1862, 1878 and 1898-the
original gateway to the Klondike.
Little has changed on the Stikine River since John Muir's visit. It
is an untamed wilderness to this day and is protected by the Wilderness
Act to insure that it will remain that way in the future.
Join the Stikine River Jet Boat Association on a visit through part
of this exciting historic and scenic river on a tour that many call
the highlight of their Alaskan vacation!
CLICK HERE for a slide show of the tour.