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Alaska whitewater, Jarvis Creek

Southeast Fairbanks Census Area county, Trail above McCumber Creek to Trail below Ober Creek (Jarvis Creek Canyon) section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     14 miles
  The Trail above McCumber Creek to Trail below Ober Creek (Jarvis Creek Canyon) section of Jarvis Creek in Alaska is 14 miles long and is rated by American Whitewater as a class IV-V section. The nature scenery of Alaska and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream will make you feel great. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but if you donít have reservations
    you might end up sleeping in your car. The average whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be a bit harder to master in this state than those in other states, so better not forget that quite a few of the sections here
are not easy. A bit of exercise and spending some quality time in nature have a lot of people coming here. This stretch is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so go ahead and pack your camping stuff. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are not so many other good spots for that around here.

Briefly
 
about the general area:
For the period of the warmest time of the year at Jarvis Creek highs are ordinarily in the 60's. Throughout the moonlight hours it's regularly in the 50's. Daytime highs through the winter are in the 0's with temperatures at Jarvis Creek dipping down into the-20's through winter nights. Jarvis Creek is ordinarily a rather dehydrated place. Through the month of July you get the most rain around here; March is when it's the driest.

Jarvis Creek, Trail above McCumber Creek to Trail below Ober Creek (Jarvis Creek Canyon) 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 Jarvis Creek.
 Whitewater Near Jarvis Creek:
Jarvis Creek, Southeast Fairbanks Census Area Borough, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 14 miles long (Trail above McCumber Creek to Trail below Ober Creek (Jarvis Creek Canyon))
Delta River, Alaska Range North of Paxson Borough, 15 miles away
      Class II-IV - 14 miles long (Suzy Q Creek to Donnelly Creek Campground)
Gulkana River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 24 miles away
      Class III - 12 miles long (Summit Lake to Paxson Lake)
Gulkana River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 29 miles away
      Class II-III - 81 miles long (Paxson Lake to Sourdough Campground)
 Campgrounds Near Jarvis Creek:
Smith's Green Acres Mobile, Delta Junction, 12 miles away
Rika's Roadhouse & Landing, Delta Junction, 14 miles away
 Public Lands Near Jarvis Creek:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 61 miles away

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