The Alsek River flows into the Gulf of Alaska at Dry Bay, close to the northern boundary of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, about 162 miles (261 km) northwest of Juneau and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.
The McNeil River starts from glaciers and alpine lakes in the Aleutian Range of the Alaska Peninsula and flows generally northeast for 35 miles (56 km) to McNeil Cove in Kamishak Bay, 103 miles (166 km) southwest of Homer and 101 miles (163 km) northwest of Kodiak, Alaska.
Yachats is a small community at the mouth of the Yachats River on the central Oregon coast, about 54 miles (87 km) northwest of Eugene and 22 miles (35 km) south of Newport, Oregon.
Kakwan Point is on the north bank of the Stikine River that starts in British Columbia and flows northwest and south for 330 miles (532 km) across the Alaska-Canada boundary to Eastern Passage, about 26 miles (42 km) southeast of Petersburg and 2 miles (3 km) north of Wrangell, Alaska.
North Bend is one of several communities on Coos Bay, an estuary on the southern Oregon coast, about 22 miles (35 km) south of Reedsport and 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the city of Coos Bay, Oregon.
Chignik River starts at Black Lake and flows south for about 8 miles to Chignik Lake, which is about 7 miles (11 km) long, and then the river continues flowing east for another 2 miles (3.2 km) to Chignik Lagoon, past the fish weir located about 12 miles (19 km) west-southwest of the community of Chignik and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) east-northeast of the community of Chignik Lake, Alaska.
Katmai Bay is about 9 miles (14.5 km) across, located at the mouth of the Katmai River on the Shelikof Strait coast of the Alaska Peninsula, about 93 miles (150 km) west-northwest of Kodiak and 77 miles (124 km) southeast of King Salmon, Alaska.
Necanicum River is approximately 21 miles (34 km) long draining a watershed of 84 square miles (21,756 ha), and forms the first estuary south of the Columbia River about 70 miles (113 km) northwest of Portland and 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Astoria at the coastal community of Seaside, Oregon.
Karluk is a small historical fishing community located at the mouth of the Karluk River on the west coast of Kodiak Island, about 88 air miles (142 km) southwest of Kodiak and 301 miles (485 km) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska.
Dangerous River starts at Harlequin Lake and flows southwest for 16 miles (26 km) to the Gulf of Alaska, about 102 miles (165 km) northwest of Gustavus and 50 miles (81 km) southeast of Yakutat, Alaska.
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