Clearwater Lakes Points
This outlet has very little current and is an easy paddle up into the lakes where you can then use the boat launch at the far southern end of the lake. There are a few dead end lake sloughs but if you go all the way to the south end, you will find the public boat launch and the short road back to the Jack Warren Road. This option eliminates running the much bigger, stronger, thus trickier Tanana River.
From Fairbanks you will want to drive the Richardson Highway, 3 hours south along the Alcan towards Delta, Alaska. At mile 141.5 of the Alaska Highway turn left onto Jack Warren Road and on to Remington Road for 8.5 miles till you reach the Clearwater State Recreation Area, where there is a quaint 17-site camping area and a boat launch.
The mighty Tanana River is a cold, silt river of many channels with potential sweepers and logjams to be on the look out for. After 28 miles the Tanana flows beneath the Alaska Highway Bridge just above the confluence with the big Delta River. Take out is on the left shore away from the security zone of the Alaskan Oil Pipeline, which also crosses the river.