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Alaska whitewater, Windy River / Rocky River

Kenai Peninsula county, 3 miles above Windy/Rocky confluence to tidewater section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.


CLASS IV     11 miles
(...) Check with American Whitewater or Andrew Embick's book ''Fast and Cold''. The rapids are NOT similar throughout this section and vary from easy II to an unrunnable 50' waterfall. The lower section near tidewater is extremely braided through dense alders with numerous sweepers/strainers and not recommended (more portaging than floating). The steep canyon section (one mile long)is for creekers only and only after thorough scouting and
    preparation. A fun 3-mile section of class II-III lies between the confluence of Windy and Rocky Rivers (end of steep canyon section) and where the river starts to braid in the lower flats. A trail runs along the length
of the river but is washed out and overgrown in places. Be prepared to bushwhack! The class II-III section is great for packrafters! (mostly class II/II+ at normal spring runoff when the river is runnable). Says Kevin Renfro

You better be a little more than pretty ok if you're going to try a class IV rapid in an alaskan river and live to tell about it. if your lawyer knew you guys were saying this crap he'd have a heart attack! Says brent foster

The nature scenery of Kenai Peninsula Borough and the cool fresh water beats anything. This section of Windy River / Rocky River in Kenai Peninsula Borough is 11 miles long and has been determined by American Whitewater to be a class IV section. If you're a camper you can camp at one of the great campgrounds nearby. A bit of exercise and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. 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.

Windy River / Rocky River, 3 miles above Windy/Rocky confluence to tidewater 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 Windy River / Rocky River.
 Whitewater Near Windy River / Rocky River:
Windy River / Rocky River, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 3 miles away
      Class IV - 11 miles long (3 miles above Windy/Rocky confluence to tidewater)
Whitewater Outfitter - True North Kayak Adventures, Kenai Peninsula Borough, 12 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Beaches Near Windy River / Rocky River:
Shingle Beach, Kenai Peninsula , 12 miles away
 Hotels Near Windy River / Rocky River:
Lands End Resort, Homer , 9 miles away
The Ocean Shores, Homer , 14 miles away
Best Western Bidarka Inn, Homer , 14 miles away
Kenai Peninsula Suites, Homer , 19 miles away
Sea Parrot Inn, Seldovia , 20 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Windy River / Rocky River:
Homer Spit Campground, Homer, 9 miles away
Heritage RV Park, Homer, 10 miles away
Kachemak Shores Bed and Brkfst, Homer, 12 miles away
 Public Lands Near Windy River / Rocky River:
Alagnak Wild River, King Salmon - AK , 45 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Windy River / Rocky River:
Kachemak Bay Lynx Par 3 Golf, Homer , 12 miles away

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