Salmon Grove Campground & Fishing Charters

100 Old Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573

 (907) 822-5822

2018  |  (907) 822-5822  |  Directions

Fill out the form to start your Tonsina River reservation for the 2018 Alaska river rafting season.

Tonsina River Rafting- Alaska River Rafting Trips

Salmon Grove offers wilderness rafting adventures, full day king salmon fishing and multi-day Alaska river rafting trips on the Tonsina River in the Copper River region of south central, Alaska.


Difficulty: Class III+
Avg Gradient: 22 FPM
The head waters of the Tonsina River lay high at the melting Tonsina glacier in Chugach Mounatins outside of Valdez, Alaska. The Tonsina glacier melt water drains over shallow rock into the Tonsina Lake. The Tonsina River starts at the outlet of the Tonsina Lake. The waters flow mostly easterly into the Copper River a few miles west of Chitna, Alaska. The river water can become a blue-green color as some of the glacial silt settles in the lake before it reaches the outlet. The Tonsina River has some Class III+ rapids that are in a remote portion of the float trip.

The Tonsina river is one of the best Alaska fishing rivers because of it's geographic location. It's far away from any major town or cities, not very user-friendly by foot and it's the home a large run of Copper River king salmon. It is surrounded by steep banks and vast expanses of Alaskan wilderness where it is possible to view eagles and, brown bears. and moose Rafting this stretch of the Tonsina River is a true Alaska wilderness adventure.

Catch YOUR Copper River Salmon!

Tonsina River, Alaska

We accept reservations over the phone  (907) 822-5822

2 nights stay at our Salmon Grove Klutina River Campground  is included when you book a fishing trip!