To get to the river you must first get to Ruby or Galena, two large Yukon River villages. This can be done with regular commercial air flights from Fairbanks or Anchorage. From either Ruby or Galena you can charter a floatplane, most likely a DeHaviland Beaver, and fly to the area of Meadow Creek where a straight stretch of river makes for easy landings and takeoffs. Where Meadow Creek joins the Novi the river exits an area of muskeg and bog and begins a more direct path, albeit, meandering at times.
- Coordinates: 63.594241, -155.285625