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Alaska whitewater, Nellie Juan River

Kenai Peninsula county, Nellie Juan Lake to Kings Bay section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     20 miles
  Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in Alaska tend to be more challenging than the national average, so don't forget that the rivers in this state are less manageable. The Nellie Juan Lake to Kings Bay section of Nellie Juan River is 20 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according to American Whitewater. The Nellie Juan Lake to Kings Bay section is one of a few paddling sections in this river system. Great exercise and spending
    some quality time in nature will make you glad you came. You might be into whitewater rafting or kayaking or both, doesn't matter, this area has a large number of paddling places. Not too many hotels nearby, you'll have
to drive a bit to get to one, but do book a room before you come because it is a very popular destination. The nature scenery of Alaska and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water will make you feel great. This section is long enough for an overnight trip if you take your time, so why not pack your camp stove too. You can pitch a tent or park your RV at a nearby campground.

Briefly about the general area:
All the water falling
down from the sky makes Nellie Juan River a wet spot. October is the wettest month with most rain while May is usually the driest month. Summertime at Nellie Juan River arrives with high temperatures in the 60's. Once the sun is down it falls down to the 40's. Daytime highs during the wintertime are in the 20's with temperatures at Nellie Juan River dipping down into the 10's throughout winter nights.

Nellie Juan River, Nellie Juan Lake to Kings Bay 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 Nellie Juan River.
 Whitewater Near Nellie Juan River:
Nellie Juan River, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 12 miles away
      Class V - 20 miles long (Nellie Juan Lake to Kings Bay)
Portage River, Municipality of Anchorage Borough, 15 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13 miles long (Portage Lake to Turnagain Arm)
Twentymile River, Anchorage Borough, 20 miles away
      Class -blank- - 20 miles long (Carmen Lake to Turnagain Arm)
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Expeditions, Anchorage Borough, 27 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Anchorage Whitewater, Anchorage Borough, 27 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Borealis River Guides, Anchorage Borough, 28 miles away
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Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Adventure Guides, Anchorage Borough, 28 miles away
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 Ski Areas Near Nellie Juan River:
Alyeska, Alaska , 27 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 63 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 66 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Nellie Juan River:
Whittier Harbor, Whittier , 19 miles away
 Hotels Near Nellie Juan River:
The Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood , 27 miles away
Best Western Plus Edgewater Hotel, Seward , 40 miles away
Harborview Inn Seward Alaska, Seward , 41 miles away
Van Gilder Hotel, Seward , 41 miles away
Alaska Garden Gate B&B, Palmer , 46 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Nellie Juan River:
Lower Paradise Lake Cabin - Chugach National Forest, Anchorage, 15 miles away
Beaver Pond Campground, Anchorage County, 16 miles away
Portage Valley RV Park and Cabin Rentals, Portage, 16 miles away
 Public Lands Near Nellie Juan River:
Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward - AK , 40 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 17 miles away

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