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Alaska whitewater, Montana Creek

City & Borough of Juneau county, MCamp Grounduinness Creek to Mendenhall River section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS II-III+     4 miles
  The wonderful Alaska scenery and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream have people coming here. If you're coming from Juneau it's not a long drive at all to the starting location, as you can see on the road map further down. The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in Alaska are often more challenging than in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that many of the sections here are not safe for beginners.
    Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way this is an area with plenty of places for that. On this section you do get some distance, it's perfect for a one day trip. If you're a camper you can camp
at one of the great campgrounds nearby. Getting a good workout and spending some quality time in nature will have you coming back for more. There are some good hotels near the river, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. This stretch of Montana Creek in Alaska is 4 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class II-III+ section.

Briefly about the general area:
A day on
the slopes of Eaglecrest is just what you need, and taking a little tour to close by Mendenhall Peninsula is a great idea. Montana Creek is a site with many visitors from Juneau, and why not take a refreshing hike along the West Glacier Trail. This river is so wonderful. Young Beach is in the vicinity of Montana Creek and is a delightful beach to visit, and hiking is a popular thing to do around Montana Creek; Spaulding Trail is a good local trail. All through the days of summer highs here at Montana Creek get into the 60's, and through summer nights temperatures are in the 40's.

Montana Creek, MCamp Grounduinness Creek to Mendenhall River 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 Montana Creek.
 Whitewater Near Montana Creek:
Montana Creek, City & Borough of Juneau Borough, 2 miles away
      Class II-III+ - 4 miles long (MCamp Grounduinness Creek to Mendenhall River)
Mendenhall River, Juneau Borough, 3 miles away
      Class II(III) - 4 miles long (Mendenhall Lake to Riverside Drive)
Eagle River, Juneau Borough, 11 miles away
      Class II(III) - 5 miles long (Lake to Veterans Memorial Highway)
Lemon Creek, Juneau Borough, 11 miles away
      Class III-IV+ - 2 miles long (Upper Quarry to Costco)
Gold Creek, City & Borough of Juneau Borough, 17 miles away
      Class III-V(V+) - 2 miles long (Basin Road Bridge into Cope Park)
Carlson Creek, CBJ Borough, 28 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Lower Canyon to Tidewater)
Carlson Creek, CBJ Borough, 28 miles away
      Class II-III(IV) - 2 miles long (Lower Canyon to Tidewater)
 Ski Areas Near Montana Creek:
Eaglecrest, Alaska , 9 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 3 lifts, 31 runs
 Marinas Near Montana Creek:
Fisherman's Bend, Juneau , 2 miles away
Donohue's Marina, Juneau , 10 miles away
 Beaches Near Montana Creek:
Young Beach, Skagway-Hoonah-Angoon , 9 miles away
 Hotels Near Montana Creek:
Pearsons Pond Inn And Spa, Juneau , 2 miles away
Frontier Suites Airport Hotel, Juneau , 3 miles away
Best Western Grandma's Feather Bed, Juneau , 3 miles away
Best Western Country Lane Inn, Juneau , 3 miles away
Super 8 Juneau, Juneau , 3 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Montana Creek:
Spruce Meadow Recreational Vehicle Park, Juneau, 1 miles away
Auke Bay RV Park, Auke Bay, 3 miles away
Admiralty Cove - Tongass National Forest, Ketchikan, 8 miles away
 Trails Near Montana Creek:
Spaulding Trail, Juneau , 3 miles away
West Glacier Trail, Juneau , 4 miles away
Montana Creek Trail, Juneau , 5 miles away
Nugget Creek Trail, Juneau , 8 miles away
Lemon Creek Trail, Juneau , 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Montana Creek:
Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka - AK , 70 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Montana Creek:
Mendenhall Golf, Juneau , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near Montana Creek
Cropley Lake, Juneau , 8 miles away

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