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Alaska whitewater, Eagle River

Anchorage county, Military Stretch section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-III     4 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Anchorage Borough and the cool fresh water have people coming here. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often more difficult than elsewhere, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. This section of Eagle River in Anchorage Borough is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III section. No matter if you're whitewater rafting
    or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good places. No need to look hard for hotels, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The
put-in location is a short drive from Anchorage, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you won’t get lost. Getting your paddling muscles activated and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Here at Eagle River there are plenty of people from Eagle River; you can hit the slopes
 
at Alpenglow At Arctic Valley in the vicinity. Nothing beats kicking back at Patricks Beach (not official). Summer at Eagle River arrives with high temperatures in the 60's. For the period of the moonlight hours it's ordinarily in the 50's. During the winter highs are in the 10's, and through the dark hours in the wintertime at Eagle River temperatures drop to the 0's. Not much rain falls here at Eagle River. For the duration of September this area sees the most rain, and April meanwhile is the driest month.

Eagle River, Military Stretch 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 - 4 miles long (Military Stretch)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1.5 miles long (Bridge to Bridge)
Ship Creek, Anchorage Borough, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Artic Vally Road to bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Alpacka Rafts, Anchorage Borough, 3 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Campbell Creek, Anchorage Borough, 6 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Powerline pass to Hilltop Ski area)
Whitewater Outfitter - Alaska Whitewater, Anchorage Borough, 11 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Willow Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 16 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.75 miles long (Close to Hatcher Pass to lower Willow Creek)
Bird Creek, -blank- Borough, 17 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (5 miles upstream to Turnagain Arm)
Whitewater Outfitter - Alaska Downstream, Anchorage Borough, 18 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outdoor Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Eagle River:
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 5 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 12 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Alyeska, Alaska , 36 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
 Marinas Near Eagle River:
Big Lake Powersports & Marine, Big Lake , 17 miles away
Burkeshore Marina, Big Lake , 19 miles away
 Beaches Near Eagle River:
Patricks Beach (not official), Anchorage , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Eagle River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Eagle River/Anchorage Are, Eagle River , 3 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lake Lucille Inn, Wasilla , 12 miles away
Alaska Adventure Unlimited Chalets, Wasilla , 14 miles away
Alaskas Wasilla Bed And Breakfast, Wasilla , 14 miles away
SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake, Anchorage , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eagle River:
Hidden Heaven RV Park, Eagle River, 2 miles away
Eagle River Campground, Anchorage County, 2 miles away
Centennial and Lions Campground, Anchorage, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Eagle River:
Bird Creek Trail, Anchorage , 16 miles away
Bull Rock Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eagle River:
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 16 miles away
Denali National Park & Preserve, Denali Park - AK , 35 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 20 miles away
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, Alaska , 36 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eagle River:
Eagle River Golf Center, Eagle River , 2 miles away
Moose Run Golf Course, Fort Richardson , 5 miles away
Russian Jack Springs, Anchorage , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Eagle River
Lower Fire Lake, Anchorage , 4 miles away
Beverly Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 10 miles away
Lake Hideaway, Anchorage , 12 miles away

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