Prosper is a historical community on the Coquille River, about 10 miles (16 km) west-southwest of Coquille and 3 miles (5 km) northeast and upstream of Bandon, Oregon.
Bird Creek starts in the Chugach Mountains and flows southwest for 16 miles (26 km) to Turnagain Arm, about 22 miles (35 km) southeast of Anchorage and 12 miles (19 km) west of Girdwood, Alaska.
Millstream Creek is a salmon-bearing stream that drains a watershed with an area of 6,424 acres (2,600 ha) of lakes and wetlands over a distance of 8 miles (12.5 km) before it flows into a tidal estuary in Esquimalt Harbour, about 4.8 miles (7.7 km) northwest of Victoria and 1.8 miles (3 km) east of Langford, British Columbia.
The Salmon River flows for about 24 miles from the Central Oregon Coast Range, through the Siuslaw National Forest, to the Pacific Ocean south of Cascade Head, about 73 miles (118 km) southwest of Portland and 6 miles (10 km) north of Lincoln City, Oregon.
Proposal Rock is at the mouth of the Neskowin Creek, about 10 miles (16 km) north-northeast of Lincoln City and 0.5 miles (0.8 km) south-southwest of the community of Neskowin, Oregon.
Ellysly Creek runs along the base of the shoreline hills within Harmony Headlands State Park, about 7 miles (11 km) west-northwest of Cayucos and 3 miles (5 km) south-southeast of Harmony, California.
Taylors Landing is a small community near the head of the tide on the Alsea River in the Coast Range, about 17.4 miles (28 km) west of Alsea and 6.4 miles (10 km) east-southeast of Waldport, Oregon.
Peacock Spit is the northern portion of a mostly submerged sand bar at the mouth of the Columbia River, about 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Astoria and 2.5 miles (4 km) south of Ilwaco, Washington.
Princeton Glacier is on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula, about 37 miles (60 km) south-southeast of Whittier and 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of Seward, Alaska.
The Trask River is in northwestern Oregon, draining a mountainous timber-producing area of the Coast Range into Tillamook Bay, about 57 miles (92 km) west of Portland and 52 miles (84 km) south of Astoria, Oregon.
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