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Alaska whitewater, Gold Creek

City & Borough of Juneau county, Basin Road Bridge into Cope Park section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III-V(V+)     2 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy. The wonderful City & Borough of Juneau Borough scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Juneau, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.
    This section is quite short so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in a few times. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. This section of Gold Creek in Alaska
is 2 miles long and has been rated as a class III-V(V+) section by American Whitewater. There are many good hotels to choose from, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. Great exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great attractions for lots of people. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way in this general area you'll  
find lots of paddling spots.

Briefly about the general area:
Why not take a refreshing hike along the Moller Ski Trail, and Gold Creek is not far at all from Douglas. Ebner Falls is an inspiring spot to stop by during your stay, and if you're here why not go to Gold Creek Valley. This is a really good river. Eaglecrest is a very popular ski area in close proximity, and beaches are great and Young Beach is no exception. The Mount Roberts Trail offers hiking at its best, and Ready Bullion Beach is a beach nearby that you can go to. This site is unbeatable, just explore all the entertaining stuff to do close to Gold Creek.

Gold Creek, Basin Road Bridge into Cope Park 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 Gold Creek.
 Whitewater Near Gold Creek:
Gold Creek, City & Borough of Juneau Borough, 1 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Basin Road Bridge into Cope Park)
Lemon Creek, Juneau Borough, 5 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Upper Quarry to Costco)
Carlson Creek, CBJ Borough, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Lower Canyon to Tidewater)
Carlson Creek, CBJ Borough, 13 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Lower Canyon to Tidewater)
Mendenhall River, Juneau Borough, 13 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Mendenhall Lake to Riverside Drive)
Montana Creek, City & Borough of Juneau Borough, 18 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (MCamp Grounduinness Creek to Mendenhall River)
Eagle River, Juneau Borough, 26 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Lake to Veterans Memorial Highway)
 Ski Areas Near Gold Creek:
Eaglecrest, Alaska , 8 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 31 runs
 Marinas Near Gold Creek:
Fisherman's Bend, Juneau , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Gold Creek:
Ready Bullion Beach, Juneau , 5 miles away
Young Beach, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Gold Creek:
The Historic Silverbow Inn, Juneau , 1 miles away
Goldbelt Hotel Juneau, Juneau , 1 miles away
Prospector Hotel, Juneau , 1 miles away
Alaskas Capital Inn Bed And Breakfast, Juneau , 2 miles away
Beachside Villa Luxury Inn, Juneau , 2 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Gold Creek:
Last Chance - Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, 1 miles away
Admiralty Cove - Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, 13 miles away
Spruce Meadow Recreational Vehicle Park, Juneau, 15 miles away
 Trails Near Gold Creek:
Mount Roberts Trail, Juneau , 1 miles away
Moller Ski Trail, Juneau , 4 miles away
Lemon Creek Trail, Juneau , 5 miles away
Nugget Creek Trail, Juneau , 9 miles away
West Glacier Trail, Juneau , 13 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Gold Creek:
Mendenhall Golf, Juneau , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Gold Creek
Cropley Lake, Juneau , 9 miles away

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