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Hope Alaska River Running Guide

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Hope was a gold rush town before Dawson or Nome. The buildings and flavor of the early days still charm, with the store downtown serving customers since 1896, and the turn-of-the-century log Social Hall still hosting community meetings, dances and weddings. Hope and the surrounding area swelled to 3000 souls long before Anchorage existed, and now counts but a couple hundred. It's a very special place, unlike any other with its wild history and quiet today. Located at the end of the road on the southern shores of Turnagain Arm,  the scenic mountain community welcomes you to feel the past and experience its friendly present. 

A beautiful hour and a half drive from Anchorage, along Turnagain Arm and through the Kenai Mountains, Hope harkens to another time and welcomes you to its slower pace of life. It's a wonderful base for further exploration of the Kenai or all of Alaska ---Hope is our chosen home and we'd love to share it with you!

 
 

Paddlesports Schools:

Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School
Located in:
Forks of Salmon, CA

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Paddlesports Schools:

Great Northern Whitewater Resort/Glacier River School
Located in:
West Glacier, MT

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River/Guide school Great Northern Resort has a 36 year history of providing whitewater and fishing trips on (more...)
 
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River Shuttle Services:

Hells Canyon Shuttle, Inc
Located in:
Oxbow, OR

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Hell’s Canyon Shuttle, Inc. is a family owned business and has been providing the rafting community of (more...)
 
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Paddlesports Shops:

Tumalo Creek Kayak & Canoe
Located in:
Bend, OR

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Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe has the largest selection of whitewater kayaks, sea kayaks, recreational (more...)
 
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