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Alaska whitewater, Ship Creek

Anchorage county, Artic Vally Road to bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS IV     4 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Anchorage Borough and the cool fresh water will make you feel great. The starting point is not too far from Anchorage, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature are sure to keep you coming back for more. There's camping available near Ship Creek. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of
    good rivers for that around here. The nearby hotels are a bit away from the river, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. This is one of a small number of paddling stretches in this river system, there are
a few others too. This stretch is mid length, it's good length for a morning trip. This stretch of Ship Creek is 4 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class IV section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
You ought to beyond doubt check out charming Patricks Beach (not official) since you're here at Ship Creek. Everybody close by loves skiing at Alpenglow At Arctic Valley; hiking along the Bull Rock
 
Trail is good fun. This is such a great river. The nice people of Fort Richardson like to hang out nearby, and a journey to Katmai National Park & Preserve is worthwhile. Around Ship Creek you donít get a lot of precipitation. Of all the months in a year September is the one with the most rain, and April on the other hand is the driest. Summertime brings highs in the 60's to Ship Creek, and during the night it cools down to the 50's. The cold days of the wintertime come with highs in the 10's; nighttime lows through the wintertime for Ship Creek tend to be in the 0's.

Ship Creek, Artic Vally Road to bridge 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 Ship Creek.
 Whitewater Near Ship Creek:
Whitewater Outfitter - Alpacka Rafts, Anchorage Borough, 1 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Campbell Creek, Anchorage Borough, 2 miles away
      Class V - 2.5 miles long (Powerline pass to Hilltop Ski area)
Ship Creek, Anchorage Borough, 4 miles away
      Class IV - 4 miles long (Artic Vally Road to bridge)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 5 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (Military Stretch)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 6 miles away
      Class II(III) - 1.5 miles long (Bridge to Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Alaska Whitewater, Anchorage Borough, 7 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Alaska Downstream, Anchorage Borough, 15 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Bird Creek, -blank- Borough, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 3.5 miles long (5 miles upstream to Turnagain Arm)
Willow Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 18 miles away
      Class V+ - 6.75 miles long (Close to Hatcher Pass to lower Willow Creek)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Outdoor Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 19 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Ship Creek:
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 2 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 8 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
Alyeska, Alaska , 37 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
 Marinas Near Ship Creek:
Big Lake Powersports & Marine, Big Lake , 16 miles away
Burkeshore Marina, Big Lake , 18 miles away
 Beaches Near Ship Creek:
Patricks Beach (not official), Anchorage , 10 miles away
 Hotels Near Ship Creek:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Eagle River/Anchorage Are, Eagle River , 6 miles away
SpringHill Suites Anchorage University Lake, Anchorage , 12 miles away
Alaskan European B And B, Anchorage , 15 miles away
Residence Inn Anchorage Midtown, Anchorage , 16 miles away
BEST WESTERN Lake Lucille Inn, Wasilla , 16 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Ship Creek:
Centennial and Lions Campground, Anchorage, 5 miles away
Hidden Heaven RV Park, Eagle River, 5 miles away
Eagle River Campground, Anchorage County, 5 miles away
 Trails Near Ship Creek:
Bull Rock Trail, Kenai Peninsula , 14 miles away
Bird Creek Trail, Anchorage , 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Ship Creek:
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 13 miles away
Denali National Park & Preserve, Denali Park - AK , 36 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 23 miles away
Nancy Lake State Recreation Area, Alaska , 34 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Ship Creek:
Eagle River Golf Center, Eagle River , 6 miles away
Moose Run Golf Course, Fort Richardson , 7 miles away
Russian Jack Springs, Anchorage , 10 miles away
 Lakes Near Ship Creek
Lower Fire Lake, Anchorage , 8 miles away
Lake Hideaway, Anchorage , 8 miles away
Goose Lake, Anchorage , 12 miles away

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