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La Push, Quillayute River

La Push is a small community located at the mouth of the Quillayute River, surrounded by the Olympic National Park, in Washington State.

Port Edward, Tsimpsean Peninsula

Port Edward is a community located on the Tsimpsean Peninsula opposite Ridley Island, about 98 miles (158 km) southeast of Ketchikan and 9 miles (15 km) south of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Situk River, Yakutat

The Situk River starts at Situk Lake and flows southwest about 18 miles through the Malaspina Coastal Plain to the Gulf of Alaska.

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Kupigruak Channel, Colville River

Kupigruak Channel, Colville River

Colville River is formed by Thunder and Storm Creeks in the De Long Mountains of the Brooks Range and flows east-northeast for 350 miles (565 km) to Harrison Bay in the Beaufort Sea, about 52 miles (84 km) west-northwest of Deadhorse and 18 miles (29 km) north-northwest of Nuiqsut, Alaska.

Hoko River, Olympic Peninsula

Hoko River, Olympic Peninsula

The Hoko River starts in the foothills of the Olympic Mountains and flows through a rugged heavily logged landscape for 25 miles (40 km) to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, about 13 miles (21 km) southeast of Neah Bay and 3.3 miles (5 km) northwest of Sekiu, Washington. 

Paint River, Akjemguiga Cove

Paint River, Akjemguiga Cove

The Paint River is formed by the Middle and South Forks and flows east for 17 miles (27 km) to Akjemguiga Cove in Kamishak Bay, about 101 miles (163 km) southwest of Homer and 94 miles (152 km) northeast of King Salmon, Alaska.

Ecstall River, Skeena River

Ecstall River, Skeena River

The Ecstall River is about 62 miles (100 km) long, draining a watershed of 207,568 acres (84,000 ha), and flows into the lower tidal reach of the Skeena River, about 60 miles (97 km) west-southwest of Terrace and 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Prince Rupert, British Columbia.

Point Lay Village, Kokolik River

Point Lay Village, Kokolik River

Point Lay is a community at the mouth of the Kokolik River on Kasegaluk Lagoon, about 94 miles (152 km) southwest of Wainwright and 134 miles (216 km) northeast of Point Hope, Alaska.

Estero Americano, Bodega Bay

Estero Americano, Bodega Bay

Estero Americano is an estuary 9.2 miles (15 km) long that drains into Bodega Bay and is fed by Americano Creek that flows west for 7.5-mile (12 km) from the coastal hills of Sonoma and Marin Counties, about 19 miles (31 km) southwest of Santa Rosa and 3.7 miles (6 km) northwest of Dillion Beach, California.

Kitlope River, Gardner Canal

Kitlope River, Gardner Canal

Kitlope River starts from the Kitimat Ranges and flows generally northwest to the head of Gardner Canal, about 125 miles (202 km) southeast of Prince Rupert and 75 miles (121 km) north of Bella Bella, British Columbia.

Campbell Creek, Turnagain Arm

Campbell Creek, Turnagain Arm

Campbell Creek is formed by the North and South Forks and flows southwest for 10 miles (16 km) from the Chugach Mountains through the city of Anchorage to Campbell Lake, and then enter Turnagain Arm about 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Potter and  6.5 miles (10.5 km) south-southwest of downtown Anchorage, Alaska.

Kasiks River, Skeena River

Kasiks River, Skeena River

Kasiks River is a tributary that enters the Skeena River about 55 miles (89 km) upstream from Chatham Sound, about 37 miles (60 km) east of Prince Rupert and 36 miles (58 km) southwest of Terrace, British Columbia.

Chenik, Kamishak Bay

Chenik, Kamishak Bay

Chenik is a historical community at the mouth of Chenik Creek on the west shore of Kamishak Bay, about 98 miles (158 km) northeast of King Salmon and 98 miles (158 km) southwest of Homer, Alaska.

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