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Alaska whitewater, Caribou Creek

Squaw Creek to Glenn Highway Bridge section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     9 miles
  The beautiful scenery of Alaska and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water make the trip here worthwhile. If you're coming from Fairbanks it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. The rivers for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alaska are often tougher than in other states, so if you're not from around here don't forget that quite
    a few of the sections here are not easy. When you're paddling down a Talkeetna Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. No matter if you're whitewater rafting or kayaking this is an area
with not too many other spots for that. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. This is a pretty decent length section, you can easily run it on an afternoon. There are some good stretches to paddle in this river system, the Squaw Creek to Glenn Highway Bridge stretch is one of them. Getting some good exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors will make you glad you came. The nearby hotels are a bit away from  
the river, but if you donít have reservations you might end up sleeping in your car. This stretch of Caribou Creek in Alaska is 9 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class V section of whitewater.

Briefly about the general area:
Summer brings highs in the 60's to Caribou Creek. Once the sun is down it drops down to the 40's. All through the winter highs are in the 10's, and during the dark hours in the winter at Caribou Creek temperatures fall to the-10's. Caribou Creek is generally a quite arid place. July is the wettest month with most rain; April on the other hand is the driest.

Caribou Creek, Squaw Creek to Glenn Highway Bridge 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 Caribou Creek.
 Whitewater Near Caribou Creek:
Matanuska River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 3 miles away
      Class III+ - 5.2 miles long (Lions Head)
Caribou Creek, -blank- Borough, 3 miles away
      Class V - 9 miles long (Squaw Creek to Glenn Highway Bridge)
Hicks Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 10 miles away
      Class V+ - 11 miles long (Hicks Lake to Matanuska River)
Matanuska River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 11 miles away
      Class II+ - 54 miles long (Glacier Park Bridge to Palmer)
Matanuska River - East Fork and Main Stem, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 21 miles away
      Class II+ - 17.5 miles long (Close to Hunter Lake to Caribou Creek)
Gravel Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 24 miles away
      Class IV+ - 11.5 miles long (Gravel Creek Glacier to Matanuska River)
 Campgrounds Near Caribou Creek:
Grand View Cafe Campground, Palmer, 13 miles away

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