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Alaska whitewater, Wolverine Creek

Matanuska-Susitna county, Upper River to Matanuska River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS V     8 miles
  The starting location is a short drive from Anchorage, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page. The Upper River to Matanuska River stretch of Wolverine Creek in Alaska is 8 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alaska are harder than the national norm, so keep in mind that quite a few of the sections here are not easy.
    The wonderful Alaska scenery and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water attract people from near and far. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A good workout and spending some quality time in nature
have people coming from far and near. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have to drive a bit to get to one, and if you make reservations in advance you're all set. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Upper River to Matanuska River section is one of them. Whitewater paddling here in the Talkeetna Mountains is a great  
experience. This section is long enough to enjoy a good non stop paddle, suitable for an afternoon trip.

Briefly about the general area:
Wolverine Creek is ordinarily a rather dry location. The wettest month of the year is regularly September, that's the one that rains the most while March is the month with the least amount of precipitation. During the warm months at Wolverine Creek temperatures are usually in the 60's with nighttime lows in the 40's. All through the winter highs are in the 20's with temperatures at Wolverine Creek dipping down into the 0's during winter nights.

Wolverine Creek, Upper River to Matanuska River 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 Wolverine Creek.
 Whitewater Near Wolverine Creek:
Wolverine Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 6 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Upper River to Matanuska River)
Moose Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 9 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Buffalo Mine Road to Glenn Highway)
Little Susitna River, -blank- Borough, 12 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (Upper)
Granite Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 14 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 16 miles long (2600-foot level to Glenn Highway)
Sheep River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 17 miles away
      Class IV(V+) - 50 miles long (Close to Glacier to Talkeetna River)
Little Susitna River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 18 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.4 miles long (Mother Lode Cookhouse and Saloon to Shrock Road Bridge)
Reeds Creek, -blank- Borough, 18 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Good Hope Creek Confluence to Reed Lakes Trailhead)
Kings River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough Borough, 21 miles away
      Class V+ - 20 miles long (Upper Kings to Glenn Highway)
Archangel Creek, -blank- Borough, 22 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence)
Whitewater Outfitter - Matanuska Madwater Rafting Company, Matanuska Susitna Borough, 22 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Wolverine Creek:
Alyeska, Alaska , 25 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 52 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 58 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Wolverine Creek:
Alaska Garden Gate B&B, Palmer , 12 miles away
Alaska Garden Gate B&B And Cottages, Palmer , 22 miles away
The Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood , 25 miles away
Agate Inn, Wasilla , 27 miles away
Alaskas Select Inn Wasilla, Wasilla , 29 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Wolverine Creek:
Pinnacle Mountain Recreation, Sutton, 3 miles away
Kroa Kamping Resorts-alaska, Palmer, 5 miles away
Bestview Mobile Home Village, Palmer, 5 miles away
 Public Lands Near Wolverine Creek:
Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward - AK , 60 miles away
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 63 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 28 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 29 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Wolverine Creek:
Palmer Golf Course, Palmer , 5 miles away
Fishhook Golf Course, Palmer , 13 miles away
 Lakes Near Wolverine Creek
Baird Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 17 miles away
Echo Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 18 miles away

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