in Alaska's largest national park Experience wilderness rafting with "One of the most experienced outside magazine logo outfitters in the state" Looking for the best way to see the real Alaska?
  Come with us and explore the unimaginable...
Immerse yourself in true wilderness...

For over 30 years, Copper Oar has been providing single day and backcountry rafting trips in the heart of Alaska’s most stunning and untouched wilderness: the Wrangell-St. Elias. Our scenic floats, whitewater rafting trips and multi-sport expeditions will take you deep into the Wrangell Mountains, where remote rivers will lead you to the best views Alaska has to offer.

Wrangell St-Elias National Park is the biggest in the country. With 13.2 million acres of stunning glaciers, towering peaks and winding rivers, our trips will lead you to raw and untapped environments unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Explore our trips or watch the video to learn more about this breathtaking landscape.

Come Explore Wrangell-St. Elias!

               “One of the most experienced outfitters in the state.”
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    5 star ratingGood fun & great wildlife Did a 7-day rafting trip on Copper River. This is the first time I have been on a multi-day rafting trip, so I did not... read more

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    5 star ratingCopper River to the Sea Rafting the Copper River with Copper Oar rafting company was a great experience. Lots of fun and challenges. Juniper Rose was my guide and did... read more

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    5 star ratingGenerous Company Gives! Copper Oar helped seriously subsidize our fly-in raft trip for our non-profit Brooklyn to Alaska! Not only did they work with us financially, but... read more

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