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Alaska whitewater, Brushkana Creek

Matanuska-Susitna Borough county, Denali Highway to Nenana River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II+     21 miles
  If you're coming from Fairbanks it's not a long drive at all to the put-in location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alaska are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The scenic beauty of Matanuska-Susitna Borough Borough and the beautiful way
    the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. If you have the time you can make this a two day trip, so why not pack your camp stove too. There are campgrounds quite near the river where you can camp.
The Denali Highway to Nenana River stretch of Brushkana Creek in Alaska is 21 miles long and is a class II+ section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way there are not so many  
other good places for that around here. Whitewater paddling here in the Alaska Range is a great experience. The Denali Highway to Nenana River stretch is one of a few paddling stretches in this river system. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors have people coming from far and near.

Briefly about the general area:
For the period of the months of summer here at Brushkana Creek, high temperatures typically reach the 60's. Summer nighttime lows sink down to the 40's. For the duration of the wintertime the highs are ordinarily in the 10's while the cold winter nights at Brushkana Creek are in the-10's.

Brushkana Creek, Denali Highway to Nenana River road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Brushkana Creek.
 Whitewater Near Brushkana Creek:
Brushkana Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Borough, 5 miles away
      Class II+ - 21 miles long (Denali Highway to Nenana River)
 Ski Areas Near Brushkana Creek:
Moose Mountain, Alaska , 52 miles away, 1300 foot drop, 0 lifts, 36 runs
Mt Aurora Skiland, Alaska , 72 miles away, 1057 foot drop, 2 lifts, 25 runs
Alyeska, Alaska , 100 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
 Hotels Near Brushkana Creek:
McKinley Creekside Cabins, Denali National Park , 49 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Brushkana Creek:
Brushkana Campground, Matanuska-Susitna County, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Brushkana Creek:
Gates Of The Arctic National Park & Preserve, Fairbanks - AK , 55 miles away

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