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Alaska whitewater, Eagle River

Anchorage county, Bridge to Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II(III)     1.5 miles
  If you're coming from Anchorage it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alaska are often tougher than in other states, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. This is a pretty short section so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. There are some good
    hotels near the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The natural beauty of Anchorage Borough and the playfulness of the water attract people from near and far. Getting a good workout
and a chance to spend some time outdoors are sure to keep you coming back for more. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this area has a large number of paddling places. The Bridge to Bridge section of Eagle River is 1.5 miles long and it is classified as a class II(III) section by American Whitewater. There are so many sections to paddle in this river system,  
the Bridge to Bridge section is just one of many.

Briefly about the general area:
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley has magnificent slopes and a friendly staff, and the smiling people of Eagle River like to hang out close by. There are tremendous places to discover along the Bird Creek Trail. Eagle River is pretty dry ordinarily. For the period of the month of September you get the most rain around here, and April is when it's the driest. For the duration of the long summer days here at Eagle River, high temperatures mostly get into the 60's. Once the sun is down it descends down to the 50's.

Eagle River, Bridge to Bridge 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 II(III) - 1.5 miles long (Bridge to Bridge)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 1 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Military Stretch)
Ship Creek, Anchorage Borough, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Artic Vally Road to bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Alpacka Rafts, Anchorage Borough, 4 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Campbell Creek, Anchorage Borough, 7 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Powerline pass to Hilltop Ski area)
Whitewater Outfitter - Alaska Whitewater, Anchorage Borough, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Bird Creek, -blank- Borough, 15 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (5 miles upstream to Turnagain Arm)
Willow Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.75 miles long (Close to Hatcher Pass to lower Willow Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outdoor Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Alaska Downstream, Anchorage Borough, 20 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Eagle River:
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 7 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 13 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Alyeska, Alaska , 34 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
 Marinas Near Eagle River:
Big Lake Powersports & Marine, Big Lake , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Eagle River:
Patricks Beach (not official), Anchorage , 15 miles away
 Hotels Near Eagle River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Eagle River/Anchorage Are, Eagle River , 1 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lake Lucille Inn, Wasilla , 11 miles away
Alaska Adventure Unlimited Chalets, Wasilla , 13 miles away
Alaskas Wasilla Bed And Breakfast, Wasilla , 13 miles away
SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake, Anchorage , 17 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eagle River:
Eagle River Campground, Anchorage County, 0 miles away
Hidden Heaven RV Park, Eagle River, 0 miles away
Alaskan Trails Rv and Camper Park, Wasilla, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Eagle River:
Bird Creek Trail, Anchorage , 14 miles away
Bull Rock Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eagle River:
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 18 miles away
Denali National Park & Preserve, Denali Park - AK , 36 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 18 miles away
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, Alaska , 38 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eagle River:
Eagle River Golf Center, Eagle River , 1 miles away
Moose Run Golf Course, Fort Richardson , 3 miles away
Russian Jack Springs, Anchorage , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Eagle River
Lower Fire Lake, Anchorage , 2 miles away
Beverly Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 10 miles away
Lake Hideaway, Anchorage , 13 miles away

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