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Alaska whitewater, Moose Creek

Matanuska-Susitna county, Buffalo Mine Road to Glenn Highway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS III+     6 miles
 
Is there gold in Moose Creek? Says Craig

This stretch of Moose Creek in Matanuska-Susitna Borough is 6 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class III+ section of whitewater. The put-in location is a short drive from Anchorage, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. The natural beauty of Alaska and the playfulness of the water are reasons enough to come here and paddle. Whitewater rafting
    and kayaking in Alaska is often tougher than elsewhere, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. Getting your paddling
muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while are sure to keep you coming back for more. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling places. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Buffalo Mine Road to Glenn Highway section is one of them. This stretch has has enough mileage, good for a one day paddling trip. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the  
river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. The beauty of the Talkeetna Mountains is a great plus for this river.

Briefly about the general area:
A fine site to pop by in close proximity to Moose Creek is Tsadaka Canyon; folks from Palmer love to come here. And if that's not enough there's a load more amusing stuff to do in the Talkeetna Mountains. High temperatures at Moose Creek during the warm days of summer are in the 60's. Summer nighttime lows dip down to the 40's. Highs during the winter are usually in the 20's, and nighttime lows at Moose Creek throughout the wintertime typically descend into the 0's.

Moose Creek, Buffalo Mine Road to Glenn Highway 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 Moose Creek.
 Whitewater Near Moose Creek:
Moose Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 1 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Buffalo Mine Road to Glenn Highway)
Little Susitna River, -blank- Borough, 5 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (Upper)
Little Susitna River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 10 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.4 miles long (Mother Lode Cookhouse and Saloon to Shrock Road Bridge)
Reeds Creek, -blank- Borough, 10 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Good Hope Creek Confluence to Reed Lakes Trailhead)
Archangel Creek, -blank- Borough, 14 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence)
Wolverine Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 14 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Upper River to Matanuska River)
Granite Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 20 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 16 miles long (2600-foot level to Glenn Highway)
Sheep River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 21 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 50 miles long (Close to Glacier to Talkeetna River)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 22 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Echo Bend to Rapids Camp)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 22 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Moose Creek:
Alyeska, Alaska , 25 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 45 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 51 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Moose Creek:
Alaska Garden Gate B&B, Palmer , 5 miles away
Eagle Hotel, Palmer , 6 miles away
Agate Inn, Wasilla , 20 miles away
Alaskas Select Inn Wasilla, Wasilla , 22 miles away
Grand View Inn And Suites, Wasilla , 23 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Moose Creek:
Moose Creek Campground, Matanuska-Susitna County, 1 miles away
Elks Campground, Matanuska-Susitna County, 1 miles away
Bestview Mobile Home Village, Palmer, 4 miles away
 Public Lands Near Moose Creek:
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 56 miles away
Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward - AK , 58 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 22 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 31 miles away
 Lakes Near Moose Creek
Baird Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 10 miles away
Echo Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 11 miles away
Finger Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 16 miles away

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