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Alaska whitewater, Power Creek

Valdez-Cordova county, Feeding Eyak Lake Close to Cordova section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV-V     1.5 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often tougher than elsewhere, so don't forget that many of the rivers here are not very forgiving. And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Chugach Mountains scenery is an added bonus. Great exercise and just being out on the river for a while are great attractions for lots of people. The beautiful scenery of Valdez-Cordova Borough and the cool fresh water are in themselves
    reasons enough to come here to paddle. This is a short paddling stretch so it's not like you're gonna spend hours on the river in one stretch. The Feeding Eyak Lake Close to Cordova section of Power Creek is 1.5 miles long
and has been rated as a class IV-V section by American Whitewater. There are a few other stretches in this river system that can be paddled as well. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of rivers for that. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination.

Briefly about the general area:
Power Creek
 
is right by the Eyak Trail It's always great to take a look at Ohman Falls. Whohoo, so many exciting things in one place! The Chugach Mountains is so good! Take a hike on the Lake Elsner Trail. For the duration of the days of summer at Power Creek temperatures are mostly in the 60's with overnight lows in the 40's. All through the winter highs are in the 30's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Power Creek. Power Creek is a wet place that gets a good deal of rain. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain, and July on the other hand is the driest.

Power Creek, Feeding Eyak Lake Close to Cordova road map
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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Power Creek.
 Whitewater Near Power Creek:
Power Creek, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.5 miles long (Feeding Eyak Lake Close to Cordova)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class V - 7.5 miles long (Heiden Canyon)
Wortmann's Creek, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class II-III - 6 miles long (Upper River to Lowe River)
Glacier River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 18 miles away
      Class III - 4.7 miles long (Sheridan Glacier to Copper River Highway)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 21 miles away
      Class V - 7.2 miles long (Tsina Roadhouse on Richardson Highway to Richardson Highway below Tsina Canyon)
Lowe River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 25 miles away
      Class III - 5 miles long (Keystone Canyon)
Browns Creek, Near Valdez Borough, 25 miles away
      Class III - 1.5 miles long (Browns Creek Canyon)
Tonsina River, Near Copper Center Borough, 25 miles away
      Class V+ - 41 miles long (Tonsina Glacier to Tonsina Lake)
Tasnuna River, Valdez-Cordova Borough, 27 miles away
      Class II+ - 23 miles long (Upper gravel bar to Copper river)
Tsina River, Valdez-Cordova Census Area Borough, 27 miles away
      Class III+ - 12 miles long (Tsina Glacier to Tsina Lodge on Richardson Highway)
 Marinas Near Power Creek:
Prince William Marina, Cordova , 10 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Power Creek:
Tiedeman Slough Cabin - Chugach National Forest, Anchorage, 10 miles away
 Trails Near Power Creek:
Eyak Trail, Valdez-Cordova , 6 miles away
Lake Elsner Trail, Valdez-Cordova , 9 miles away
Sheridan Mountain Trail, Valdez-Cordova , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Power Creek:
Wrangell - St Elias National Park & Preserve, Copper Center - AK , 48 miles away

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