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Alaska whitewater, Reeds Creek

Good Hope Creek Confluence to Reed Lakes Trailhead section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS V     0.8 miles
  The average Alaska whitewater rafting or kayaking river tends to be harder to run than those in other states, so you'd better keep in mind that a large number of rivers in this state are not easy. The put-in location is a short drive from Anchorage, please print out a copy of the road map further down the page so you wonít get lost. This section of Reeds Creek in Alaska is 0.8 miles long and is a class V section of whitewater according
    to American Whitewater. The scenic beauty of -blank- Borough and the sparkling of the sunlight on the water beats anything. This is an extremely short section so you'd better be prepared to walk your kayak back to put-in
a few times. The campgrounds here at Reeds Creek are pretty good. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking in this general area you'll find lots of paddling rivers. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors are great reasons to come. The beauty  
of the Talkeetna Mountains is a great plus for this river. This river system has a few good paddling stretches and the Good Hope Creek Confluence to Reed Lakes Trailhead section is one of them.

Briefly about the general area:
You'll meet a lot of folks from Palmer here. Summertime brings highs in the 60's to Reeds Creek; the nighttime is fairly cooler of course, typically in the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's; after the sun is down during the winter temperatures at Reeds Creek fall into the 0's. At Reeds Creek you donít see much precipitation. The month of September is the wettest with most of the rain, and the driest month is April.

Reeds Creek, Good Hope Creek Confluence to Reed Lakes Trailhead 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 Reeds Creek.
 Whitewater Near Reeds Creek:
Reeds Creek, -blank- Borough, 0 miles away
      Class V - 0.8 miles long (Good Hope Creek Confluence to Reed Lakes Trailhead)
Little Susitna River, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 1 miles away
      Class IV-V - 6.4 miles long (Mother Lode Cookhouse and Saloon to Shrock Road Bridge)
Archangel Creek, -blank- Borough, 3 miles away
      Class V - 3.7 miles long (Fairangel Creek Confluence to Little Su Confluence)
Little Susitna River, -blank- Borough, 7 miles away
      Class IV+ - 5 miles long (Upper)
Moose Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 10 miles away
      Class III+ - 6 miles long (Buffalo Mine Road to Glenn Highway)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 20 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Upper)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 21 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Echo Bend to Rapids Camp)
Sheep Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 23 miles away
      Class III - 25 miles long (to Parks Highway)
Wolverine Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 25 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Upper River to Matanuska River)
Whitewater Outfitter - Borealis River Guides, Anchorage Borough, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Ski Areas Near Reeds Creek:
Alyeska, Alaska , 28 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 38 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 44 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Hotels Near Reeds Creek:
Alaska Garden Gate B B And Cot, Palmer , 9 miles away
Alaska Garden Gate B&B, Palmer , 9 miles away
Hatcher Pass Bed And Breakfast, Palmer , 9 miles away
Agate Inn, Wasilla , 12 miles away
Alaskas Select Inn Wasilla, Wasilla , 13 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Reeds Creek:
Rivers Edge Recreation Park, Sutton, 8 miles away
Town and Country RV Park, Palmer, 9 miles away
Homestead RV Campground, Palmer, 9 miles away
 Public Lands Near Reeds Creek:
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 47 miles away
Denali National Park & Preserve, Denali Park - AK , 50 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 18 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Reeds Creek:
Fishhook Golf Course, Palmer , 8 miles away
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course, Wasilla , 14 miles away
Palmer Golf Course, Palmer , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Reeds Creek
Baird Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 8 miles away
Echo Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 9 miles away
Finger Lake, Matanuska-Susitna , 9 miles away

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