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 into Port Valdez and its 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. Its 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).

Named after Lieutenant Allison, stationed at Fort Liscum.

Copper Valley Electric Association added a hydro plant to Allison Creek back around 2016. It was placed high on the creek before it made its steep descent down the slope. Its 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:

Allison Point, Dock Point, 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:

Glacier G213478E61182N, Allison Glacier, Area 51 Glacier, Glacier G213498E61160N, Glacier G213500E61175N, Glacier G213550E61021N, Glacier G213583E61167N, Glacier G213585E61165N, Glacier G213585E61165N, Glacier G213602E61200N, Glacier G213603E61218N, Glacier G213614E61180N, Kate Glacier, Glacier G213653E61264N, Glacier G213685E61168N, Glacier G213687E60954N, Glacier G213708E60993N, Glacier G213722E60985N, Glacier G213723E61170N, Glacier G213737E60948N, Glacier G213740E61167N, Glacier G213749E60966N, Glacier G213756E61263N, Glacier G213766E60924N, Glacier G213767E61200N, Glacier G213767E61245N, Glacier G213770E61226N, Glacier G213775E60940N, Glacier G213777E61166N, Glacier G213778E61174N, Glacier G213780E61222N, Glacier G213783E60980N, Glacier G213784E61033N, Glacier G213788E60991N, Glacier G213798E61012N, Glacier G213804E61037N, Glacier G213835E60986N, Glacier G213860E61028N, G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Salmon Creek Glacier, Shoup Glacier, Silver Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Hills:

Horsethief Hill,

Routes:

Blue Horizons, Excalibur, Gravy Tran, Kayaker's Delight, Necromancer, Peggy's Mane, Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Copper Lake, Robe Lake, Silver Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon 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, Mile High Peak, 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:

Already Herd, Bicentennial, Bongo That Bitch, Brand New, Canadian Heat Wave, Cotter Unlimited, Danger Stranger, Dragon's Teeth, Dynosaur, The Firing Line, Gusel Jugs, Harristotle, Kentner's Mill, Leaf BlowersL, Ledgeway to Sleven, Lefty Lucy, People Get Up And Drive Your Funky Soul, Quartzsite's Strike, Reacharound, Redheaded Stepchild, Righty Tighty, Route number 2, Slabawooke, The Nose Knows, Your Favorite Weapon,

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, East Peak Access 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,