|- location||Willapa Hills|
|- location||Willapa Bay|
|Discharge||for river mile 17.4 near Naselle, WA|
|- average||425 cu ft/s (12 m3/s) |
|- max||10,400 cu ft/s (294.5 m3/s)|
|- min||18 cu ft/s (0.5 m3/s)|
Tributaries of the Naselle include, from source to mouth, Alder Creek, North Fork Naselle River, Cedar Creek, Brock Creek, Salmon Creek, Lane Creek, O'Conner Creek, South Naselle River, Johnson Creek, Dell Creek, Petes Creek, Holm Creek, Smith Creek, and Ellsworth Creek. The community of Naselle is located near the confluence of the Naselle and South Naselle Rivers. The broad tidal mouth of the Naselle River is known as Chelto Harbor. The Naselle River was used in a book called our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm.
The river's name has been spelled Nasel and Nasal. An early settler along the river called it the Kenebec. According to Edmond S. Meany the name comes from the Nisal Indians, a Chinookan tribe formerly residing on the river.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Naselle River
- "Water Resources Data-Washington Water Year 2005; Naselle and Willapa River Basins; 12010000 Naselle River near Naselle, WA". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-05-19.
- Course info mainly from USGS topographic maps accessed via the "GNIS in Google Map" feature of the USGS Geographic Names Information System website.
- Meany, Edmond S. (1921). "Origin of Washington Geographic Names". The Pacific Northwest Quarterly (Washington University State Historical Society) X–XI: 278. Retrieved 2009-06-11.