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Alaska whitewater, Drop Creek

Valdez-Cordova Census Area county, Upper gravel bar to Copper River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II     19 miles
  This stretch of Drop Creek in Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough is 19 miles long and it is classified as a class II section by American Whitewater. The natural beauty of Alaska and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often tougher than elsewhere, so better not forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. If you have the time you can make this a
    two day trip, so why not pack your sleeping bag too. You might have to settle for a hotel a bit away from the river if you want to stay the night, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. No matter if you're
whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you won't find a large number of other spots. Getting your paddling muscles activated and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Alaska Range scenery is an added bonus. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well.

Briefly about the general area:
Summertime highs
at Drop Creek commonly tend to be in the 60's, and during summer nights temperatures are in the 40's. Highs all through the winter are mostly in the 0's, and night lows in the-20's for Drop Creek. Drop Creek gets very little rainfall. July is the wettest month with most rain while April is generally the driest month.

Drop Creek, Upper gravel bar to Copper 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 Drop Creek.
 Whitewater Near Drop Creek:
Drop Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 8 miles away
      Class II - 19 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper River)
Copper River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class II - 125 miles long (Copper Glacier to Gulkana River)
Cheshnina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 23 miles away
      Class III+ - 23 miles long (Lower Tonsina to Copper River Bridge)
 Campgrounds Near Drop Creek:
Gakona RV wilderness Camp, Gakona, 10 miles away
Grizzly Lake RV Park, Gakona, 20 miles away

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