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Alaska whitewater, Eagle River

Juneau county, Lake to Veterans Memorial Highway section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II(III)     5 miles
  This stretch of Eagle River is 5 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II(III) section. The scenic beauty of Alaska and the water flowing gracefully down Eagle River are in themselves reasons enough to come here to paddle. The starting location is a short drive from Juneau, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This is one of a small number of paddling sections in
    this river system, there are a few others too. 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 has has enough mileage, good for a one
day paddling trip. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, there are not so many other good spots for that around here. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground. The average Alaska whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that a lot of the rivers here are not suitable for beginners. A bit of  
exercise and spending some quality time in nature are great reasons to come.

Briefly about the general area:
Hit the beach if you want, The Sand Beach is practically right here. While you're here at Eagle River you can take a hike along the Montana Creek Trail, and on a fine day you can take a hike along the Spaulding Trail. This river is so good. Eagle River frequently gets much rain. Most of the rain falls through October while April is the month with the least amount of precipitation. Through the months of summer highs here at Eagle River get into the 60's. Summer overnight lows sink down to the 40's.

Eagle River, Lake to Veterans Memorial Highway 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 Eagle River.
 Whitewater Near Eagle River:
Eagle River, Juneau Borough, 2 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Lake to Veterans Memorial Highway)
Montana Creek, City & Borough of Juneau Borough, 10 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (MCamp Grounduinness Creek to Mendenhall River)
Mendenhall River, Juneau Borough, 15 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Mendenhall Lake to Riverside Drive)
Lemon Creek, Juneau Borough, 23 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Upper Quarry to Costco)
Gold Creek, City & Borough of Juneau Borough, 29 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Basin Road Bridge into Cope Park)
 Ski Areas Near Eagle River:
Eaglecrest, Alaska , 21 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 31 runs
 Marinas Near Eagle River:
Donohue's Marina, Juneau , 5 miles away
Fisherman's Bend, Juneau , 11 miles away
 Beaches Near Eagle River:
The Sand Beach, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon , 12 miles away
Young Beach, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Eagle River:
Pearsons Pond Inn And Spa, Juneau , 14 miles away
Frontier Suites Airport Hotel, Juneau , 14 miles away
Best Western Grandma's Feather Bed, Juneau , 15 miles away
Best Western Country Lane Inn, Juneau , 15 miles away
Super 8 Juneau, Juneau , 15 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Eagle River:
Auke Bay RV Park, Auke Bay, 10 miles away
Spruce Meadow Recreational Vehicle Park, Juneau, 13 miles away
Admiralty Cove - Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, 19 miles away
 Trails Near Eagle River:
Montana Creek Trail, Juneau , 7 miles away
Spaulding Trail, Juneau , 9 miles away
Bear Creek Trail, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon , 11 miles away
West Glacier Trail, Juneau , 15 miles away
Nugget Creek Trail, Juneau , 19 miles away
 Public Lands Near Eagle River:
Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka - AK , 66 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Eagle River:
Mendenhall Golf, Juneau , 14 miles away

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