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Alaska Segments, A-K


Zachary Babb
National Park Service
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Anchorage, AK 99501
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Photo of river in Alaska
River
Borough
Reach
Length (miles)
Year Listed/ Updated
Description
Aaron, Oerns, and Berg Creeks Wrangell-Petersburg Forms a single stream system on mainland that flows into Blake Channel 20 miles southeast of Wrangell
37
1993
W
S, R, F, W Has high commercial and sport fish value including king salmon, a wide variety of hunting opportunities, old-growth forest, and high scenic qualities.
Addison Creek Kenai Peninsula Headwaters at the terminus of Addison Glacier downstream including brackish Pederson Lagoon along the upper west side of Aialik Bay
4
1993
W
S, R, F, W Primary spawning habitat for red and silver salmon in Aialik Bay area. Recreational area for sea kayaks and sport fishing. Excellent habitat for wildlife.
Alecks Creek and Lake Wrangell-Petersburg Headwaters below 1000 foot elevation to saltwater in Elena Bay on Kuiu Island
3
1993
W
R, F, H Lies within Tebenkof Bay Wilderness Area. High fish values for steelhead, silver and sockeye salmon, and cutthroat trout. Site of old native village and fishing camp. 
Alexander Creek Matanuska-Susitna Borough From Alexander Lake including Sucker Creek (Latitude: 61 degrees, 45'/Longitude: 150 degrees, 45') to Dinglishna Hill (Latitude: 61 degrees, 22'/Longitude: 150 degrees, 35')
45
1995
W
S, R, F, W, C Popular river for anglers, particularly for King and coho salmon. The upper reaches are scenic, with views of the Alaska Range. Class I water encourages high use by beginning floaters. The lower reaches contain native archaeological sites, historic roadhouses, and the Iditarod Trail.
Alpine Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Mainland at 4000 foot elevation to Stikine River
3
1993
W
S Canyon contains exceptional alpine and rock formation scenery. In the Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area.
Alsek River Skagway-Yakutat-Angoon Canadian-Alaska border downstream to point where park boundary crosses the river just below Gateway Knob
30
1993
W
S, R Uncommon environmental diversity, very impressive mountainous and glacial scenery, and outstanding wilderness experience. Wildlands based recreation.
American Creek Lake and Peninsula Hammersly Lake downstream west and south to mouth at Lake Coville
58
1993
W
S, R, F, W Flows through tundra, then spruce forest. Common wildlife include salmon, bears, and moose. Unique strain of rainbow trout. Excellent recreational angling.
Anaktuvuk River Yukon-Koyukuk Headwaters downstream to park boundary
38
1993
W
F, W, O Fisheries (Arctic Char), unimpaired wilderness, and Dall sheep habitat.
Anan Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Mainland at 3000 foot elevation to saltwater in Anan Bay
18
1993
W
R, F, W Regional and national significance because of intense concentration of fish, numbers of bears and certainty of viewing bears during salmon runs from viewing facility.
Andrews Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Mainland at 2000 foot elevation to Stikine River
18
1993
W
S, F, W In Stikine-LeConte Wilderness Area. Hosts king salmon spawning run in South Fork, and contributes clear (non-glacial) water quality to Stikine River.
Antler River Juneau Antler Glacier to Berners Bay
13
1993
W
S, R, G, W Open vistas in steeply walled, glacially-carved valley attract guided whitewater canoe enthusiasts. Tidal flats attract wildlife during spring hooligan spawning runs.
Baird Glacier Wrangell-Petersburg Ice fields above 5000 foot elevation to near saltwater in Thomas Bay on mainland
20
1993
W
S, R, W Seasonal access to the ice fields, and popular sightseeing destination. Southernmost permanent tern colony in Alaska.
Bakewell Creek and Badger Lake Outer Ketchikan Badger Lake to saltwater in Bakewell Arm
9
1993
W
R, F One of few sockeye fisheries in Misty Fiords. Steelhead, Dolly Varden char, cutthroat, chum, pink and coho salmon also present.
Bear Glacier River Kenai Peninsula Headwaters including proglacial lake downstream to park boundary along west side of Resurrection Bay
7
1993
W
S, R, F, W Includes scenic vistas and numerous recreational opportunities. Lake formed when glacier receded from slopes in 1952. Spawning habitat for red and silver salmon. Numerous wildlife species.
Beaver Creek Valdez-Cordova Nutzotin Mountains downstream to Canadian Border
51
1993
W, S
S Largest clear water stream rising in the vicinity of the extensively glacier capped Wrangell Mountains.
Benzeman River and Lake Sitka Flows through Benzeman Lake and terminates in Secluded Bay
14
1993
W
S, G, F Steep slopes rising from lake and river. Contains granite half-dome formations. Highly valued anadromous fisheries.
Berners River Juneau 100 foot elevation to Berners Bay
10
1993
W
S, R, F, W Large ponds and pools, broad channels, and high mountains on either side. Prime habitat for moose, waterfowl, and furbearers. Excellent anadromous fish habitat and salmon production.
Big Branch Inlet Stream Sitka Glacier on southwest slope of Muravief Peak to Big Branch Bay
12
1993
W
S, O Unusually wide variety of ecosystems, including highly productive estuary and very large grass flat and tidal meadow. Important habitat for Sitka black-tailed deer and brown bear.
Big Creek Prince of Wales Tributaries originate below 1,00 feet and flow into West Arm of Cholmondeley Sound
5
1993
W
S, R, F, W Important producer of coho, sockeye, chum, pink salmon, and steelhead. Abundant black bears and waterfowl.
Big Goat Creek and Lake Outer Ketchikan Big Goat Lake to saltwater in east arm of Rudyerd Bay
5
1993
W
S, R, W Unusually high concentration of brown bear. Abundant Sitka black-tailed deer and excellent goat hunting. Drops 500 feet over spectacular falls as flows out of lake, and is a popular sightseeing destination.
Big River Lake and Peninsula Headwaters downstream to mouth on Pacific Ocean
20
1993
W
S, R, F, W Important salmon spawning stream. Also foraging area for brown bear. Recreational angling. Influenced by tides with tidal flats extending three miles beyond mouth.
Black River Sitka 800 foot elevation to Black Bay
10
1993
W
S, G, F, O Old-growth Sitka spruce and unusual geologic formation of black marble bedrock channel. 
Blind River Wrangell-Petersburg Below 500 foot elevation to saltwater in Wrangell Narrows on Mitkof Island
5
1993
R
R, F, W, O One of few places in Southeast Alaska with road access and sport fishing in fresh water for king salmon. Ice free wintering habitat for trumpeter swans due to tidal flushing action.
Blossom River Outer Ketchikan 3000 foot elevation to Wilson Arm
25
1993
W, S
F Highly productive for king salmon.
Blue River Outer Ketchikan Canada/U.S. border to Unuk River
26
1993
W
S, G, W, O Abundant brown bear population. Recent volcanic activity and lava flows have contributed to unique geologic features, scenery and plant associations.
Bradfield River, East Fork Wrangell-Petersburg Glaciers at 5000 foot elevation to saltwater in Bradfield Canal on mainland
19
1993
R
S, F, W High fish values for steelhead and king salmon. Wildlife values for brown bear and mountain goat.
Bradfield River, North Fork Wrangell-Petersburg Glaciers at 5000 foot elevation to saltwater in Bradfield Canal on mainland
27
1993
R
S, F, W High fish values for steelhead and king salmon. Views of glaciated alpine areas and numerous small glaciers and hanging valleys.
Bremner River Valdez-Cordova The North Fork Lobe of Bremner Glacier, the Middle Fork Lobe of Bremner Glacier, and Fan Glacier downstream to Copper River confluence
40
1993
W
S, W Extremely scenic, remote, diverse wildlife, staging area for migratory swans and waterfowl.
Brooks River Lake and Peninsula Entire river between Brooks Lake and Naknek Lake
1
1993
S
R, F Salmon and trout fishing attract people from around the world, as well as, to observe and photograph the brown bears fishing.
Canoe Point Stream Prince of Wales Small lake just above 1000 foot elevation to Trocadero Bay
2
1993
W
S Spectacular 200-foot high waterfall, which is close to saltwater but screened by heavy vegetation.
Cascade Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Glaciers above 5000 foot elevation to saltwater in Thomas Bay on mainland
5
1993
W
S, R, F Rock formations, two alpine lakes, and many waterfalls. Abundant population of rainbow trout. Accessible by trail.
Castle River Wrangell-Petersburg Below 1000 foot elevation to saltwater in Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island
23
1993
W
R, F, W Combination of recreation cabins, sport fishing, and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Remarkable commercial fish values due to availability of large area of spawning and rearing stream.
Cathedral Falls Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Below 1000 foot elevation to saltwater in Hamilton Bay on Kupreanof Island
1
1993
R
S, R Regional significance due to falls and road and trail access for recreation.
Chandler River Yukon-Koyukuk Headwaters north to park boundary including Chandler and Little Chandler lakes and unnamed lake
30
1993
W
F, W Arctic char, peregrine falcon nesting, and trout lakes within river system.
Chickamin River Outer Ketchikan Glaciers to saltwater at Behm Canal
96
1993
W, S
S, R, G, F, W, H, C One of few king salmon rivers in southern Southeast. Abundant brown bear population along with other wildlife species. In past used by Natives for hunting and fishing. Evidence of past glacial periods.
Chisana River Valdez-Cordova Chisana Glacier to northern Park boundary
40
1993
W, S
S, W, H, C Access to historic mining town of Chisana and placer mining operations of Gold Hill. Scenic, diverse wildlife, and cultural significance of native community at Dot Lake.
Chitina River Valdez-Cordova Headwaters downstream in an easterly direction to preserve boundary at Copper River confluence
112
1993
W
S, R, G, W, H Recommended in 1973 Bureau of Outdoor Recreation report for its outstanding scenic, geologic, wildlife, historic, and recreational resources.
Chitistone River Valdez-Cordova Chitistone Pass downstream to Nizina River confluence
20
1993
W
S, G, W, H Historic Chitistone Trial, incredibly scenic mountainous area, wildlife possibilities, and evidence of mountain building events of past.
Chokotonk River Lake and Peninsula Headwaters near Lake Clark Pass westerly to Little Lake Clark
19
1993
W
S Views of the Alaska Range and fjord-like Little Lake Clark at the take-out.
Chuck River Angoon Elevation 2,100 feet to Windham Bay (excluding private land 1.5 miles)
15
1993
W
S, F, W, O Exemplary northern mainland stands of riparian spruce forests. Productive anadromous fisheries. Less common example of moderately-sized, non-glacial river within Coast Range region.
Cinder River Lake and Peninsula Headwaters from the Aleutian Range north to the preserve boundary
21
1993
W
W Drainage supports year round moose habitat.
Copper River Valdez-Cordova Headwaters from Copper Glacier north and west to preserve boundary
62
1993
W
S, R, G, W Very scenic area in Wrangell Mts. Upper river good bald eagle habitat. Contains second largest sediment loading in North America. Abundant wildlife. Sport and subsistence fisheries.
Crescent Lake and River Kenai Peninsula Crescent Lake including Lake Fork, North Fork, and Mainstem to Tuxedni Bay
36
1993
W
S Outstanding mountainous scenery with hanging glaciers.
Dangerous River Skagway Harlequin Lake to Gulf of Alaska
23
1993
W, S
S, W Outstanding populations of wildlife, especially moose. Braided and deeply incised channel with sandy banks. Icebergs flow down river.
Delight Creek Kenai Peninsula Headwaters of Delight Lake to outlet of Delight Creek on East Arm of Nuka Bay
5
1993
W
S, R, F, W Primary values are anadromous fisheries, sport fishing, hiking and camping. Lower reach has most popular camping and sport fishing area in Nuka Bay subdistrict of park.
Deshka River (including Kroto and Moose Creeks) Matanuska-Susitna Borough From Loon (Moose Creek-Latitude: 62 degrees, 50'/Longitude: 150 degrees, 20') and Kroto (Kroto Creek-Latitude: 62 degrees, 50'/Longitude: 150 degrees/30') Lakes to confluence of Deshka and Susitna Rivers (Latitude: 61 degrees, 35'/Longitude: 150d, 30'
141
1995
S
R, F, C Primary habitat for king salmon and also supports sockeye, coho, pink, and chum salmon. The river receives high angling effort. Popular also for snowmachines, dog mushing, and cross-country skiing. Valuable winter moose habitat. Lower section of river supports many archaeological sites.
Desire Creek Kenai Peninsula Upper end of Desire Lake downstream to mouth Desire Creek on East Arm of Nuka Bay
3
1993
W
S, R, W Primary values are anadromous fisheries, sport fishing, hiking, and camping. Black bear and marine mammal species use waters. Spectacular views of McCarty Fjord from beach.
Duncan Salt Chuck Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Below 1000 foot elevation at two small lakes to saltwater at outlet of salt chuck in Duncan Canal on Kupreanof Island
12
1993
W
S, R, F, W Views from salt chuck include snow-capped peaks of Portage Mountains outside river corridor as a backdrop to placid salt chuck water and open grass flats. High fish values for steelhead, silver salmon, and cutthroat trout. Rapids at outlet (salt chuck) flow in both directions.
Eagle River Juneau Lake at Eagle Glacier to Favorite Channel
6
1993
R
S, R, G High recreation use such as sport fishing, hunting, driftboating/kayaking, hiking and camping. Has moraine lakes and large waterfall below lakes. 
Eagle River and Lake Wrangell-Petersburg At 500 foot elevation on mainland to saltwater in Eagle Bay
12
1993
W
R, F Offers brown bear hunting, kokanee fishing in lake, and steelhead and cutthroat trout fishing in river.
Earl West Creek Wrangell-Petersburg 2000 foot elevation to saltwater at Blake Channel on Wrangell Island
9
1993
R
R, F Regional significance because of unique dependence of aquaculture project upon water quality and established public use via road access.
Endicott River Yakutat Glacier Bay National Park boundary at Endicott Lake to Lynn Canal
21
1993
W
S, W Precipitous side walls, narrow gorges, and high mountains. High probability of viewing wildlife.
Ernie Creek Yukon-Koyukuk Headwaters downstream to North Fork Koyukuk River confluence
18
1993
W
G Narrow valley with unique geologic precipices.
Espenberg River Northwest Arctic River mouth upstream for 10 miles
10
1993
R
S, R Only river in preserve with recreational potential having its mouth north of Arctic Circle. Travel by small kayak or canoe. Passes through relative highlands (>25 ft MSL) and arctic coastal plains.
Essowah Lakes and Streams Prince of Wales Parrot Lake to Pacific Ocean
13
1993
W
S, F, W Excellent fishing, with abundant cutthroat trout, and pink, chum, coho, and sockeye salmon. High-value waterfowl wintering area and serves as stopover for migratory birds.
Etivluk River, East Fork Yukon-Koyukuk Headwaters north to park boundary
20
1993
W
S, R, W, O Outstanding variety of wildlife from raptors to large mammals, recreation opportunities, scenic landforms, and significant archeological values.
Fall Dog Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Below 1000 foot elevation to saltwater in Security Bay on Kuiu Island
4
1993
W
S, F, W, C Open views of salt chuck and grass flat contrast with glacial box canyon. Unique salmon run attracts large numbers of black bears and eagles. Alaska Natives from Kake utilize resource for subsistence.
Falls Creek and McHenry Lake Wrangell-Petersburg 1000 foot elevation on Etolin Island to saltwater in McHenry Inlet
3
1993
W
S, F In South Etolin Wilderness Area. High commercial fish and scenic values.
Farragut River Wrangell-Petersburg Glaciers above 1000 foot elevation to saltwater in Farragut Bay on mainland
30
1993
W, S
S, F, W Significant king salmon run and variety of other fish species. Black bear occur in high numbers. Lower river and estuary used by waterfowl and migrating sandhill cranes.
Fish Creek Outer Ketchikan Approximately 3,500 feet to Salmon River
4
1993
R
F Offers spectacular views across glacially scoured Salmon River valley. Attracts bear viewing opportunities during spawning season. Largest recorded genetic strain of chum salmon inhabit stream.
Fred's Creek Sitka Below and northeast of Crater Ridge to Sitka Sound
5
1993
W
S, G, O Ash canyons and cliffs, lava falls, and unique basalt bedrock control channels. Several major volcanic landforms. 
Funnel Creek Lake and Peninsula Minor Lake outlet west and south to Moraine Creek confluence
9
1993
W
S, F, W Spawning area for sockeye salmon and rainbow trout. Numerous wildlife such as bears, caribou, wolves, and coyotes use drainage. 
Gambier Bay Tributaries Angoon First tributary from Pybus Lake to Gambier Bay. Second from 1000 foot elevation to Gambier Bay
14
1993
W
F, O High ecological value because of large and productive estuarine environment. Significant anadromous fisheries.
Gilkey River Juneau Gilkey Glacier to Antler River
9
1993
W
S, G Braided stream channel and classic example of glacial outwash system. 
Glacial River Sitka Glacier high on east side of Baranof Island to South Arm of Kelp Bay
10
1993
W
S, G, O Steeply walled, glacial valley with impressive views of glaciers. Wide variety of ecotypes.
Glacier Creek, West, Middle and East Kenai Peninsula West - Left Fork from Tongue Glacier to confluence with Right Fork. Right Fork from Umbrella Glacier to Chinitna Bay. Middle - Unnamed glacier between North and South Twin Mts. to Chinitna Bay. East - South Twin Mts. to Chinitna Bay-Cook Inlet.
40
1993
W
W Black and brown bear denning, as well as, nesting area for trumpeter swans and bald eagles. Runs of chum and silver salmon.
Gokachin, Mirror, Low, Fish Creek Ketchikan Gateway Within Misty Fiords Monument Wilderness to saltwater in Thorne Arm
30
1993
W
S, R, F, W, H, C Popular for hunting and fishing. Large grassy tidal meadow at mouth of Gokachin Creek and waterfall adjacent to saltwater cabin. Prehistoric use sites and historic mining settlement are present.
Goodhope River (including tributaries) Northwest Arctic Goodhope Bay upstream to headwaters of various tributaries
245
1993
W
R, G, W, C Includes white water and slow moving water. Limestone and highly mineralized ridges, and steep drainages below remnants of volcanic vents and lava plains. Numerous wildlife. Has oldest known human use site on the Seward Peninsula at Trail Creek.
Granite Creek, Manzoni Lake Outer Ketchikan Manzoni Lake to saltwater in Behm Canal between Rudyerd Bay and Walker Cove
8
1993
W
S Rock walls rising over 2,000 feet provide for spectacular scenery; common flightseeing destination.
Hallo Creek Lake and Peninsula Headwaters at and near Hallo Glacier to Hallo Bay
8
1993
W
S, F, W Surrounded by spectacular scenery. Important grazing areas for highest density of brown bears known on earth; 30 have been seen grazing simultaneously. Salmon spawn in creek.
Hamilton Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Headwaters at 1000 foot elevation to saltwater in Hamilton Bay on Kupreanof Island
20
1993
S
F High sport fish values for coho salmon and steelhead. Road access from Kake.
Hanagita River Valdez-Cordova Group of lakes 12 miles ESE of Hanagita Lake to Tebay River confluence
17
1993
W
S, W Very scenic; remote; wildlife.
Harding River Wrangell-Petersburg Below 4000 foot elevation to saltwater in Bradfield Canal on mainland
16
1993
W
R, F, W Produces trophy-size chum salmon. Excellent place to hunt brown bear. 
Harris River Prince of Wales Flows into Twelvemile Arm of Kaasan Bay near town of Hollis
7
1993
R
R Recreational fishing and viewing of spawning salmon in August and September. Has known wolf population. Accessible by roads and trails.
Hasselborg River and Lakes Angoon Hasselborg Lake to Salt Lake
24
1993
W
R, F, W, C Nationally known route, featured by outfitters and guides. Hunting for deer and fishing for trout and salmon. Cultural and subsistence values for Native community of Angoon.
Hatchery Creek and Lake Wrangell-Petersburg 100 foot elevation on Etolin Island to saltwater in McHenry Inlet
2
1993
W
R, F, H In South Etolin Wilderness Area. Site of first commercial fish hatchery in Alaska, built prior to 1900. Significant Dolly Varden overwintering stream.
Headwaters Creek Lake and Peninsula Headwaters southwest of Mount Kelez west and south to mouth in Lake Brooks
28
1993
W
F, W Lower river has an extremely level course; a continuous series of oxbows. A type specimen of a small salmon stream in interior of park. Important feeding area for bears. 
Herbert River Juneau Base of Herbert Glacier to Favorite Channel
6
1993
R
S, R Glacial terminus and waterfall form headwaters. Remarkable recreation opportunities.
Hulakon River Outer Ketchikan 1800 foot elevation to saltwater at Burroughs Bay, near mouth of Unuk River
6
1993
W
S, F, W Only run of hooligan (candlefish) in Misty Fiords. Abundant brown bear population. Wildlife and scenic values similar to Unuk River.
Humpback Creek and Lake Outer Ketchikan Humpback Lake to saltwater at Mink Bay
8
1993
W
F, W Steelhead fishery; cutthroat and Dolly Varden char also present. High concentration of brown bear.
Hunter Bay Lakes and Streams Prince of Wales Hunter Bay system flows into Hunter Bay
19
1993
W
R, F Excellent pink, chum, sockeye, and coho salmon fishing. Good potential for hiking and cross-country skiing.
Ikagluik Creek Lake and Peninsula Headwaters north of Mt. Katmai northwest to Savonoski River confluence
23
1993
W
G, F, W, H, O Contains historic village of Old Savonoski and archeological sites. Geologic history dominated by glaciation. Critical wildlife habitat for brown bears.
Irish Creek and Keku Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Below 1000 foot elevation on west side of Kupreanof Island to saltwater at Rocky Pass
17
1993
W
F, C High commercial fish values for coho salmon and sport fish values for steelhead. Has oldest known cultural site, approximately 3,000 to 3,500 years old, on the Stikine Area.
Itkillik River Yukon-Koyukuk Headwaters downstream to park boundary
37
1993
W
O Includes archeological sites.
Johnson Lake and Streams Prince of Wales 800 foot elevation to Johnson Lake then to saltwater at Johnson Cove on Moira Sound
6
1993
W
F, O Major sockeye salmon producer; chum, coho, and pink salmon also present. Contains pristine riparian spruce forests with large floodplain spruce over nine feet in diameter and over 200 feet in height.
Kadake Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Below 500 foot elevation to saltwater in Kadake Bay on Kuiu Island
23
1993
W, R
S, R, F, W, H High fish values for steelhead, silver salmon, and cutthroat trout. Waterfowl and black bears. Historic and current native use for subsistence.
Kadashan River Sitka 400 foot elevation to Kadashan Bay in Tenakee Inlet
8
1993
W
S, F, W, O Large populations of brown bear and deer. Important pink salmon runs. Ecological value of large riparian old-growth spruce/hemlock stand.
Kah Sheets Creek and Lake Wrangell-Petersburg Below 500 foot elevation to saltwater in Kah Sheets Bay on Kupreanof Island
9
1993
W
R, F, W, C High fish values for steelhead, silver and sockeye salmon, and cutthroat trout. Mouth of stream is site of historic and prehistoric activity and excellent area for waterfowl and black bear hunting.
Kandik River Southeast Fairbanks Preserve boundary to river mouth
32
1993
W
F, H, O Outstanding biological diversity, historic structures, and an anadromous fisheries stream.
Karta River, Salmon Lake Prince of Wales Andersen and McGilvery Creeks join at Salmon Lake, flow through Karta Lake, become Karta River, and enters saltwater at Karta Bay
24
1993
W
R, F, W, H, C High-value fish habitat for coho salmon. Sockeye, pink, chum, Dolly Varden char, cutthroat, and steelhead also present and contribute to high recreation and subsistence values. Petroglyphs along creek and smokehouse located nearby.
Katmai River Lake and Peninsula Headwaters from Serpent Tongue Glacier south of Snowy Mountain downstream west and south to is mouth at Katmai Bay on Shelikof Bay
27
1993
W
H Contains historic village, occupied from the early 1800's until eruption of 1912. Part of important overland route of travel both to and from Bristol Bay.
Katzehin River Juneau Meade Glacier to Chilkoot Inlet
10
1993
W
S, G, F Very broad and highly braided stream channel surrounded by high mountains. Productive run of chum salmon. Aggraded by sedimentation from meltwater at terminus of Meade Glacier.
Kegan Lake and Streams Prince of Wales Small lake at 1,000 foot elevation to saltwater at Kegan Cove in Moira Sound
9
1993
W
S, R, F Cascading waterfall adjacent to saltwater cabin. Featured in fishing magazines as area for recreational sportfishing, due to large quantities and diversity of fish available.
Kelly River Northwest Arctic Headwaters at Continental Divide downstream south to Noatak River confluence
45
1993
W
R Very popular for day and week-end trips. Heavily used for hiking, camping, sightseeing, trapping, and hunting. World-class fishing.
Keta River Outer Ketchikan 2800 foot elevation to saltwater in northern end of Boca de Quadra
16
1993
W
F Highly productive for king salmon.
Kijik River Lake and Peninsula Headwaters at Lachbuna Lake to Lake Clark
20
1993
W
H Lower river is contained within the Kijik National Historic District.
Killik River Yukon-Koyukuk Headwaters downstream to park boundary
74
1993
W
W, O Peregrine falcon nesting, archeological sites on river, and caribou migration route.
King Salmon River Angoon 800 foot elevation to tidal estuary in King Salmon Bay, Seymour Canal
8
1993
W
F, W Brown bear and deer as well as high numbers of nesting bald eagles. Only island run of king salmon.
Klahini River Outer Ketchikan 3000 foot elevation to saltwater at Burroughs Bay, near mouth of Unuk River
27
1993
W
S, W Brown bears are abundant, and area is very scenic.
Klakas Lakes and Streams Prince of Wales 2500 foot elevation to Klakas Inlet
8
1993
W
S, F, W Important producer of pink, chum, coho, and sockeye and steelhead salmon. Waterfowl and deer are plentiful.
Knife Creek (including Juhle Creek) Lake and Peninsula Knife Creek Glaciers downstream to Ukak River at Three Forks in Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
13
1993
W
S, G Confined by welded tuff of 1912 ash flow; therefore, eroding vertically and rapidly. Thermal springs occur at mid-valley. Flow varies dramatically seasonally.
Kook Lake and Creek Sitka Kook Lake to Basket Bay
2
1993
R
G, F Flows underground through caves that can be entered by boat from Basket Bay. Historically used for fishing and sealing by Angoon natives and others.
Kugrak River Yukon-Koyukuk Headwaters to Noatak River confluence
24
1993
W
G, O Warm springs and remnant glaciers in headwaters (rare in GAAR).
Kulik River Lake and Peninsula Kulik Lake to Nonvianuk Lake
1
1993
S
S, R, G, F, W Excellent sport fishing for both rainbow trout and for sockeye salmon. Spectacular vistas to east. River results from terminal moraine separating two lakes.
Kunk Lake and Creek Wrangell-Petersburg 1000 foot elevation on Etolin Island to saltwater in Zimovia Straits
2
1993
W
S, R, F, W Has wide diversity of fish species and trail access.
Kushneahin Creek Wrangell-Petersburg Below 500 foot elevation to saltwater on Kupreanof Island
9
1993
W
F High sport fish value for sockeye and steelhead. Significant black bear population and is used for bear hunting.
Kuskulana River Valdez-Cordova Kuskulana Glacier downstream to Chitina River confluence
21
1993
W, S
G, H Excellent example of glacial valley in upper and lower reaches. Historic bridge used by Kennicott mining operation.
Kutlaku Creek and Lake Wrangell-Petersburg Below 500 foot elevation to saltwater in Bay of Pillars on Kuiu Island
2
1993
W
F High commercial and historic values for sockeye salmon. Fish hatchery and saltery were located near this stream.
Kuzitrin River (including tributaries) Nome Headwaters of various tributaries downstream to preserve boundary
70
1993
W
G Begins at Kuzitrin Lake in Imuruk volcanics and flows along south edge of the Lost Jim Lava Flow at foot of continental divide. One of largest stream systems in region.