Information About

Valdez Glacier Stream

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 6' 23" N,
146 ° 15' 30" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Port Valdez

Tributaries

Valdez Glacier Lake,

Tributaries

Camicia Creek, Corbin Creek,

Length

5.1 mi (8.21 km)

Uses

Valdez Glacier Stream in Detail.

Getting There

From downtown Valdez get on the Richardson Highway, turn left on to Airport Road stay on it to the end(even as it becomes Glacier Campground Rd). This will get you to the lake and the head of the stream. There are a few turns at that end which will take to different put-ins along the stream.

Richardson Highway crosses Valdez Glacier Stream a mile before it enters Port Valdez.

About

Valdez Glacier Stream is fed by the run off of Valdez Glacier Lake. On hot days Valdez Glacier Stream makes for a fun short float. It is a braided stream so you might find yourself floating through a shallow braid and need to portage your boat/raft a few feet to get back in to deeper water.

All the streams and water that feed Valdez Glacier Stream are glacier melt run off so you can expect the stream to be cold at any time of year.

July-September salmon spawn along some sections of the stream so be aware you are in black and brown bear country. Both have been seen along the stream, but not nearly often enough to count on seeing them. Eagles and seagulls are sure to be seen.

The water level of the stream can vary greatly in any weather. In summer ice dams and glacier lakes have surged the stream raising in 8ft in less than a day.

History

Browns Creek was a local name published in the 1950's by the USGS. Likely after a local prospector, or resident of some sort. However this information can not be confirmed more than speculated.

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Pictures of, from, or near Valdez Glacier Stream.

Places Near Valdez Glacier Stream
Bars:

Sawmill Spit,

Basins:

Washbowl Basin,

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:

Camicia Glacier, G-g-g-g-g Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Rubin Glacier, Valdez Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Crater Lake, Deep Lake, Robe 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:

Prospectors Peak, Abercrombie Mountain, Mount Denson, Mount Francis, Mount Kate, Mummy Mountain, Mount Schrader, Sugarloaf Mountain, West Peak,

Peaks:

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

Rivers:

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, Cameron Creek, Camicia Creek, Canyon Slough, Corbin Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Goat 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, Goat Gully, Solomon Gulch, Sulphide Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,