Russian River (Alaska)
Salmon jumping in the Russian River
|Location:||Kenai Peninsula, Alaska|
|Famous for:||Fishing, especially Salmon|
For other uses, see Russian River.
The Russian River is a 13-mile-long (21 km) river on the Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska. It flows northward from Upper Russian Lake in the Kenai Mountains through Lower Russian Lake, draining into the Kenai River at the town of Cooper Landing. The native Denaina people called this river Chunuk'tnu.
There is no direct road access to the river. It can be accessed either by hiking in or by a privately operated ferry that crosses the Kenai and takes fishermen to the mouth of the Russian.
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