Salmon River Points
After 45 miles the Squirrel River confluence is seen on river right and this marks your spot to get along the right shore, as Kiana is only a couple miles further down. The airstrip is back away from the river but there are locals who will offer to help you move your gear to where it is. Check at the local store for assistance and offer to pay someone 20 bucks to use their 4‑wheeler.
To get to this river you will need to fly from Fairbanks to Kotzebue or Kiana on one of the regular commercial flights. From either Kotzebue or Kiana you can, then, charter a small plane that can take you to a gravel strip at the midpoint of the river. This is a 30-minute flight from Kiana. Many groups will fly commercially to Kiana from Kotzebue and then charter a flight to the river put in, in a wheel plane that will land on a gravel bar. ...more