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Difficulty III
Length 10.5 Miles
Gauge NENANA R AT HEALY AK
Flow Range 3000 - 15000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 1 second ago N/A
Reach Info Last Updated 06/19/2008 7:18 pm

River Description


Season: May to September. Expect peak flows in late June with a second peak in mid-September.

Description

This section includes class-III whitewater with fun playspots. Although you'll find good whitewater, there are few distinct rapids with the exception of Terror Corner that comes after the confluence with Riley Creek and just before the take-out at Jonesville Bridge.

This run can also be combined with runs that begin farther upstream

or you can continue down through the Nenana Canyon

Logistics

From Anchorage, drive approximately 240 miles north on the George Park Highway (Hwy. 3) towards the entrance of Denali National Park. If you're coming from Fairbanks it's approximately 125 miles to the southwest. The put-in is located to the south and upstream of the entrance to Denali National Park at McKinley Village. Take-out at the Jonesville Bridge where the George Park Highway crosses the Nenana River to the north (and downstream) of Riley Creek and just north of the entrance to Denali National Park).

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Summary of Gauge Readings

The USGS is apparently no longer maintaining the Nenana at Healy gage. This gage can now be accessed at the

NOAA website

. A reasonable range for this reach is 3000-15,000 cfs.

Gauge NameReadingTimeComment
NENANA R AT HEALY AK
AW Gauge Info
N/A n/a
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Directions Description


Logistics

From Anchorage, drive approximately 240 miles north on the George Park Highway (Hwy. 3) towards the entrance of Denali National Park. If you're coming from Fairbanks it's approximately 125 miles to the southwest. The put-in is located to the south and upstream of the entrance to Denali National Park at McKinley Village. Take-out at the Jonesville Bridge where the George Park Highway crosses the Nenana River to the north (and downstream) of Riley Creek and just north of the entrance to Denali National Park).

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Date Flow Result Factor  
1999-05-29 Low Fatality Failed Rescue Read More

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