Sheenjek River Points
The frugal will likely forego a floatplane pickup and will go all the way to the Yukon River and up it a ways to the town of Fort Yukon where commercial flights are scheduled in and out. This takes a committed group as the last hundred miles are a meander through the Porcupine and Yukon Flats. The Sheenjek will take you to the Porcupine River and then down to near the Yukon River, where you can go up the Sucker River to a point near town.
From Fairbanks you can get to the river by flying a commercial flight to either Fort Yukon or Arctic Village, where a charter flight must be arranged to take you in to the river put in. From Fort Yukon the flight in is slightly longer than from Arctic Village and from both the flight is quite scenic as you fly up the valley into the Brooks Range. From either of these two starting points you can go all the way to the river’s headwaters in a… ...more
You can arrange to be picked up by wheel plane from a gravel strip at the confluence with the Koness River, 108 miles below Last Lake. By going past the Koness River you are resigned to having a floatplane pick you up at a point in the lower reaches of the Sheenjek or at the confluence with the Porcupine River. This needs to be prearranged with your charter flight operator.