Holitna River


Bethel, Alaska

Group Size

Max 6 people


0 hours



The Holitna River is a large clearwater river that flows north from the Kuskokwim Mountains to the Kuskokwim River at the village of Sleetmute.

The river supports all five species of Pacific Salmon, along with great Char fishing, Grayling, Northern Pike and even Sheefish at times.

The fishing begins each year in early July with the King Salmon run, and culminates each year in mid-September with the Silver Salmon run. The Holitna is a lesser known river with little fishing pressure.

For those looking for an easy scenic float, with few if any other people and endless gravel bars for virtually unlimited camping opportunities, the Holitna River is the one to float. Very little technical skills needed for this float. Perfect for anyone looking for a long adventure, seclusion, wildlife, and a wide fish selection.