Your Resource for Alaska Packrafting

The Alaska Packraft School & Guidebook

Jule Harle teaches “how to” packraft courses throughout the state. These instructional courses focus on packrafting skills, paddle techniques, skills needed for river running, individual & group safety as well as the “Alaska factor” when embarking on trips in Alaska.

Jule has been teaching and guiding in Alaska since 2009. She offers custom guided wilderness backpacking and packrafting trips throughout the state. Great for newer or intermediate paddlers who would like to refine their skills-both on the water & with backcountry travel and route finding. Ideal for individuals or groups seeking guidance & professional experience managing AK terrain or are new/unfamiliar with trip planning in Alaska. Contact her directly to plan a trip.

A packraft guidebook is currently in the works; it will be a resource for river information, access (hike in, fly in & road access routes), with tips & beta for packrafting rivers in Alaska. It will be in print & available for purchase May 2022.

Stay tuned!

The guidebook will highlight over 60 ofAlaska’s best packraft trips in the Class I-IV range. The guidebook will include day trips and multi-day routes throughout the state in regions including:

Southcentral Alaska

  • Seward/Eastern Kenai
  • Hope to Girdwood
  • Anchorage Area
  • Matanuska & Susitna Valleys

Glenallen to Valdez Area

Talkeetna Area

Interior Alaska

  • Denali State Park
  • Denali National Park & Preserve
  • Wrangell St Elias National Park & Preserve

We Need Your Help

Photo Contributions

Interested in being apart of Alaska’s Packraft Guidebook? We are currently accepting photo contributions, please see river list on “Rivers” page. Lets get photos of fellow Alaskan boaters in this thing! PLEASE share what you’ve got- you never know, it might actually get published!

Stay up do date with current events & book progress by JOINING THE MAILING LIST.

You can also share photos or inquire about courses & custom trips below

Alaska Packraft: The Guide to Where it All Began

Helping You Explore Alaska’s Rivers