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Difficulty II-III+
Length 4 Miles
Gauge MONTANA C NR AUKE BAY AK
Flow Range 400 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 7 years ago 149 [CFS]
Reach Info Last Updated 09/06/2003 10:39 am

River Description


You'll have to drive to the end of Montana Creek road. Bring a bike or a wheeled rack to shuttle the boats to the put-in. A 4-wheeler comes in handy here or carry to the first footbridge across the creek about 1.5 miles up the road. This clear water stream is a nice break from the silty Mendenhall. You'll be able to scout the drops from the road, but not the sweepers on bends away from it. There are three main drops with intermittent (shallow) play spots all along. a 4th & 5th drop are below the parking area and you can take out along the archery range trails. What lies below here until the creek swings back to the road is ???? This is prime bear habitat and the CBJ trail hasn't been brushed for years so it is a bit of an adventure. Flat water and sweepers cover the rest of the creek till it meets with the Mendenhall. If you are fishing or doing a scenic float go on out to Brotherhood Bridge to take out. The watershed is small so you can't wait for this one, if the water is up go to it!

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Ramon Imel
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8 years ago

600 cfs is really the minimum flow for this run. Only one mandatory portage, strainer, about halfway to the end of the road.

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