Information About

Allison Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 5' 7" N,
146 ° 21' 6" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Port Valdez

Tributaries

Allison Lake,

Elevation

16 ft (4.88 m)

Uses

Day Hiking, Fishing, Rafting

Allison Creek in Detail.

Getting There

Allison Creek empties in to Port Valdez and it’s mouth can be accessed at low tide by parking on Allison Point before reaching the Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal. Taking the trail down to the beach and walking west to the mouth of the creek.

The headwaters can be accessed by parking at the Solomon Gulch Trailhead and walking up to the pipeline. Once on the pipeline go west (right) and up the little hill, down the backside through the gate, and up the next little hill. There will be a road to the left, take that, then take the first left that follows soon after.

That road will wind against the side of the hill until you reach a gate through a tunnel. It’s trespassing to go through the tunnel. From there you will need to bushwhack for about a mile over the hill down the backside to rejoin the road.

Once on the road you can follow that to the head waters and on to the lake. It’s a steep road and the whole hike out will take about two hours before reaching the lake.

About

heads in lake, flows N to Port Valdez, 3.7 mi. SW of Valdez, Chugach Mts. 2 miles long.

Allison Creek has a short run with lots of vertical drop. It’s headwaters make for a short and fun float but takes effort to hike up there.

History

Local name reported in 1917 by B. L. Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Copper Valley Electric Association added a hydro plant to Allison Creek back around 2016. It was placed high on the creek before it made it’s steep descent down the slope. It’s placement has minimal effect on the flow or ecology of the creek.

To our knowledge the first descent of Allison Creek was done in a pack raft in August 2018, by Zachary Sheldon, and his son Fox. They were only able to make it to the hydro plant pool.

Allison Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Allison Creek.

Places Near Allison Creek
Bars:

Sawmill Spit,

Basins:

Uno Basin, Washbowl Basin,

Bays:

Anderson Bay, The Lagoon, Port Valdez,

Capes:

Jackson Point,

Cities:

Valdez,

Crags:

Valdez Glacier Campground Wall, Lookout Rock, Panorama Point,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Shoup Glacier, Silver Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Copper Lake, Robe Lake, Silver Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake, Valdez Glacier Lake,

Locales:

Airport Chute, Area 51, Cabell Chute, Chuck Chute, Chuck Junior, Delta Chute, Grant Chute, Jago Chute, Lookout Bowl, Lucky 13, Runner's Delight, Sentinel, Sheepshead Chute, Tombstone Wall,

Mountains:

Mount Denson, Mount Francis, Mount Kate, Mount Hogan, Mummy Mountain, Mount Shasta, Sugarloaf Mountain, West Peak,

Peaks:

Benzene, Bob's Knob, Comstock, Embick, High Back, Snow Dome, Titan Chair,

Rivers:

Duck River, Lowe River, Robe River,

Routes:

Lazy Days, No Floss Necessary, Route number 1, Route number 3, Trim the Bush, Wet Finish,

Routes:

Dragon's Teeth, Route number 2,

Streams:

Abercrombie Creek, Allison Creek, Brevier Creek, Camicia Creek, Copper Creek, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Gold Creek, Horsetail Creek, Mineral Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Slater Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Dayville Power Line Trail, Dock Point Trail, Mount Francis Winter Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Hogsback Trail, Homestead Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Levee to Valdez Glacier Trail, Lost Toque Trail, Mineral Creek East Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Mineral Creek West Trail, Northern Robe Lake Trail, River Drive Trail, Robe River Hogsback Access Trail, Shoup Bay Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Southern Robe Lake Trail, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,

Valleys:

Abercrombie Gulch, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,