Upstream of McCarthy Road Bridge

One of the easiest and most common put ins is along the eastern shore of the Copper, just upstream of the McCarthy Road Bridge and above the confluence with the Chitina River. It is a very scenic location with native fish wheels and the Wrangell Mountains as a backdrop. Here starts an 80-mile section of classic glacial river country that pours south through Wood Canyon and through Abercrombie rapids and past huge glaciers.

Getting There

Coordinates
Latitude: 61.536627
Longitude: -144.376667