Goodnews River Points
Take out involves getting to Goodnews Bay to connect with your pickup and flight back to Dillingham or Bethel. This is not often easy as the tidal influences are strong and the current reverses for 5 miles upriver and some lower river camps will flood so a tide table is a good idea. Some groups will arrange/hire a tow from Goodnews village the last 5 miles of tidally influenced river. There are often strong upriver winds to deal with also. ...more
This is mosquito and bear country so bring the proper repellants for both. If your pilot advises against trying to paddle the last stretch to the village, have them help you arrange a boat to tow the final distance. There are several flight operators in Dillingham that specialize in taking people in to Goodnews Lake.