My wife and I floated the Klutina about a week ago. I heard that the road gets pretty treacherous and that you can't make it all the way to the lake. We had a trailer, so I reluctantly put in after about 13 miles. The float was fun and splashy with ok fishing. We took out at the bridge and biked back to the truck (we stashed our bikes on the drive in).
We paid 4o dollars for an Ahtna permit. I left my truck at the put-in, and we camped on an island which was below the high water line. I don't know if it was necessary to pay the entire 40 dollars or not.
Has anyone been up to the lake via the road, or put in closer to the lake than mile 13/14 of Klutina Road? This is a very cool river, but it would be nice to extend the trip by a few miles.