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Difficulty III+
Length 3 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 short section can be paddled as a continuation of runs beginning upstream

or as a warm-up for the Nenana Canyon run that continues downstream.

From the put-in at Jonesville Bridge, the rapids include Squirrel Corner, Rooster Tail, Ice Worm, and Twin Rock. At Twin Rock you can exit the river or continue on down the next section through the canyon.

Logistics

From Anchorage, drive approximately 250 miles north on the George Park Highway (Hwy. 3) towards the entrance of Denali National Park. If you're coming from Fairbanks it's just over 100 miles to the southwest. Kayaks may be able to put-in directly on Riley Creek at the George Park Highway bridge across the creek (located just south of the entrance to Denali National Park). The more typical access is at 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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Gage Descriptions

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.

 

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Directions Description


Logistics

From Anchorage, drive approximately 250 miles north on the George Park Highway (Hwy. 3) towards the entrance of Denali National Park. If you're coming from Fairbanks it's just over 100 miles to the southwest. Kayaks may be able to put-in directly on Riley Creek at the George Park Highway bridge across the creek (located just south of the entrance to Denali National Park). The more typical access is at 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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