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Alaska whitewater, Twentymile River

Anchorage county, Carmen Lake to Turnagain Arm section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

  The beautiful scenery of Alaska and the cool fresh water attract people from near and far. Whitewater rafting and kayaking in Alaska is often more difficult than elsewhere, so if you're not from around here don't forget that lots of rivers here are not for beginners. 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. If you hurry you can run
    this stretch in a day but why not make it an overnighter, so why not pack your camping stuff too. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and just hanging out with mother nature have people
coming from far and near. The beauty of the Chugach Mountains is a great plus for this river. There are a few other sections in this river system that can be paddled as well. The put-in location is a short drive from Anchorage, as you can see on the road map further down. Some people prefer whitewater rafting and some kayaking, either way there are lots of good spots for that around here.

Briefly about the general area:
Chugach National
Forest is a good site to stop at, and hey, Gotta ski right? Alyeska is a wonderful place to do that. But wait, there's more enjoyable things to do in the Chugach Mountains. Summertime highs at Twentymile River mostly tend to be in the 60's. Summer overnight lows dip down to the 40's. The cold days of the winter come with highs in the 20's, and winter nights come with lows in the 10's to Twentymile River. Twentymile River is a rather wet place typically with lots of rain. Most of the rain falls all through October, and the driest month is May.

Twentymile River, Carmen Lake to Turnagain Arm 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 Twentymile River.
 Whitewater Near Twentymile River:
Portage River, Municipality of Anchorage Borough, 4 miles away
      Class -blank- - 13 miles long (Portage Lake to Turnagain Arm)
Twentymile River, Anchorage Borough, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 20 miles long (Carmen Lake to Turnagain Arm)
Whitewater Outfitter - Borealis River Guides, Anchorage Borough, 16 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Ouzel Expeditions, Anchorage Borough, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Anchorage Whitewater, Anchorage Borough, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Chugach Adventure Guides, Anchorage Borough, 17 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Nellie Juan River, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 23 miles away
      Class V - 20 miles long (Nellie Juan Lake to Kings Bay)
Wolverine Creek, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 25 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Upper River to Matanuska River)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 27 miles away
      Class IV - 3 miles long (Echo Bend to Rapids Camp)
Eagle River, Anchorage Borough, 30 miles away
      Class I - 15 miles long (Upper)
 Ski Areas Near Twentymile River:
Alyeska, Alaska , 16 miles away, 2500 foot drop, 9 lifts, 68 runs
Alpenglow At Arctic Valley, Alaska , 55 miles away, 1400 foot drop, 4 lifts, 25 runs
Hilltop, Alaska , 60 miles away, 294 foot drop, 3 lifts, 10 runs
 Marinas Near Twentymile River:
Whittier Harbor, Whittier , 14 miles away
 Hotels Near Twentymile River:
The Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood , 15 miles away
Alaska Garden Gate B&B, Palmer , 29 miles away
Hatcher Pass Bed And Breakfast, Palmer , 29 miles away
Alaska Garden Gate B B And Cot, Palmer , 35 miles away
Agate Inn, Wasilla , 39 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Twentymile River:
Beaver Pond Campground, Anchorage County, 3 miles away
Portage Valley RV Park and Cabin Rentals, Portage, 4 miles away
 Trails Near Twentymile River:
Crow Pass Trail, Anchorage , 18 miles away
 Public Lands Near Twentymile River:
Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward - AK , 46 miles away
Katmai National Park & Preserve, King Salmon - AK , 65 miles away
Chugach National Forest, Alaska , 8 miles away
Chugach State Park, Alaska , 33 miles away

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