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Alaska whitewater, Archangel Creek

Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     3.7 miles
  The Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence section of Archangel Creek in Alaska is 3.7 miles long and it is classified as a class V section by American Whitewater. If you've been whitewater rafting and kayaking outside Alaska you might find the rivers here a bit more challenging, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners. The Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence section
    is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. The scenic beauty of Alaska and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water are reasons enough
to come here and paddle. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are lots of good places for that around here. This stretch is short so no need to bring snacks. When you're paddling down a Talkeetna Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. Getting your paddling muscles activated and just being out on the river for a while have people coming from far and near. 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. The put-in location is a reasonable drive from Anchorage, if you're not familiar with the area there's a road map further down the page.

Briefly about the general area:
Lots of people from Palmer come to Archangel Creek. Summertime brings highs in the 60's to Archangel Creek while overnight lows are commonly in the 40's. During the winter highs are in the 20's, and night lows during the winter for Archangel Creek tend to be in the 0's. It is very dehydrated here at Archangel Creek frequently.

Archangel Creek, Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.


Detailed Map

Stats for this river stretch

Local weather forecast

These outdoors activities are available near Archangel Creek.
 Whitewater Near Archangel Creek:
Little Susitna River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 2 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.4 miles long (Mother Lode Cookhouse and Saloon to Shrock Road Bridge)
Reeds Creek, -blank- Borough, 2 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Good Hope Creek Confluence to Reed Lakes Trailhead)
Archangel Creek, -blank- Borough, 2 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence)
Little Susitna River, -blank- Borough, 8 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (Upper)
Moose Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 11 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Buffalo Mine Road to Glenn Highway)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 19 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Upper)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 20 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Echo Bend to Rapids Camp)
Sheep Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 22 miles away
      Class III - 25 miles long (to Parks Highway)
Wolverine Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 26 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Upper River to Matanuska River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Adventure Guides, Anchorage Borough, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Archangel Creek:
Alyeska, Alaska , 28 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 36 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 42 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Archangel Creek:
Alaska Garden Gate B B And Cot, Palmer , 8 miles away
Alaska Garden Gate B&B, Palmer , 10 miles away
Hatcher Pass Bed And Breakfast, Palmer , 10 miles away
Agate Inn, Wasilla , 11 miles away
Alaskas Select Inn Wasilla, Wasilla , 12 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Archangel Creek:
Homestead RV Campground, Palmer, 8 miles away
Rivers Edge Recreation Park, Sutton, 9 miles away
Town and Country RV Park, Palmer, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Archangel Creek:
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 46 miles away
Denali National Park & Preserve, Denali Park - AK , 49 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 17 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Archangel Creek:
Fishhook Golf Course, Palmer , 8 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Wasilla , 12 miles away
Settlers Bay Golf Club, Wasilla , 14 miles away
 Lakes Near Archangel Creek
Finger Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 8 miles away
Baird Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 8 miles away
Echo Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 8 miles away

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