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Alaska whitewater, Eagle River

Anchorage county, Echo Bend to Rapids Camp section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     3 miles
  The nature scenery of Alaska and the cool fresh water beats anything. If you've been out of state whitewater rafting and kayaking you might find the rivers here more demanding, so if you're not from around here don't forget that many runs in this state are not easy. There's camping available near Eagle River. The Echo Bend to Rapids Camp section of Eagle River in Alaska is 3 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV section.
    The beauty of the Chugach Mountains is a great plus for this river. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels
fill up quick. This is not the only paddling section in this river system, there are others too. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. Getting some good exercise and just being out on the river for a while will make you glad you came. This is a short paddling stretch so better bring some good walking shoes. The starting location is a reasonable  
drive from Anchorage, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
The Crow Pass Trail is a pleasant hiking trail in the neighborhood of Eagle River; Chugach State Park is both magnificent and scenic. All year is a magnificent time in the Chugach Mountains if you fancy the outdoors. There's no such thing as a bad day of skiing at nearby Alyeska; close by you find the Bird Creek Trail which is a tremendous hiking trail. At this river you will never have a bad time. Eagle River is typically a reasonably waterless place.

Eagle River, Echo Bend to Rapids Camp road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Eagle River.
 Whitewater Near Eagle River:
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 1 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Echo Bend to Rapids Camp)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 1 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Upper)
Bird Creek, -blank- Borough, 11 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (5 miles upstream to Turnagain Arm)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Adventure Guides, Anchorage Borough, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Anchorage Whitewater, Anchorage Borough, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Borealis River Guides, Anchorage Borough, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Expeditions, Anchorage Borough, 13 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outdoor Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Sixmile River, Kenai Penninsula Borough, 17 miles away
      Class V - 9.3 miles long (East Fork of Six Mile to Sunshine)
Little Susitna River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 19 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.4 miles long (Mother Lode Cookhouse and Saloon to Shrock Road Bridge)
 Ski Areas Near Eagle River:
Alyeska, Alaska , 14 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 28 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 33 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Eagle River:
Alaska Garden Gate B&B And Cottages, Palmer , 12 miles away
Agate Inn, Wasilla , 13 miles away
Grand View Inn And Suites, Wasilla , 14 miles away
The Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood , 14 miles away
Alaskas Select Inn Wasilla, Wasilla , 14 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eagle River:
Mountain View RV Park, Palmer, 9 miles away
Thunder Bird Falls Campground, Anchorage County, 11 miles away
Homestead RV Campground, Palmer, 12 miles away
 Trails Near Eagle River:
Crow Pass Trail, Anchorage , 11 miles away
Bird Creek Trail, Anchorage , 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eagle River:
Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward - AK , 38 miles away
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 38 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 5 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eagle River:
Settlers Bay Golf Club, Wasilla , 15 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Wasilla , 17 miles away
Fishhook Golf Course, Palmer , 17 miles away
 Lakes Near Eagle River
Echo Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 12 miles away
Finger Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 13 miles away
Baird Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 13 miles away

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