King Salmon River (Egegik River)

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King Salmon River
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Lake and Peninsula
Source confluence of Contact and Takayofo creeks
 - location Katmai National Park and Preserve
 - elevation 482 ft (147 m) [1]
 - coordinates 58°09′46″N 156°00′23″W / 58.16278°N 156.00639°W / 58.16278; -156.00639 [2]
Mouth Egegik River
 - location 37 miles (60 km) southwest of Naknek, Alaska Peninsula
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [2]
 - coordinates 58°13′26″N 157°19′44″W / 58.22389°N 157.32889°W / 58.22389; -157.32889Coordinates: 58°13′26″N 157°19′44″W / 58.22389°N 157.32889°W / 58.22389; -157.32889 [2]
Length 60 mi (97 km) [2]
King Salmon River (Egegik River) is located in Alaska
King Salmon River (Egegik River)
Location of the mouth of the King Salmon River in Alaska

The King Salmon River is a 60-mile (97 km) tributary of the Egegik River on the western slope of the Alaska Peninsula in southwest Alaska, United States.[2] Formed by the confluence of Contact and Takayofo creeks along the southwest border of Katmai National Park and Preserve, it flows west-northwest to meet the larger river about 2 miles (3 km) east of the village of Egegik.[3]

A relatively straight and braided river,[3] it descends from an elevation of about 500 feet (152 m) to sea level.[2] Being quite shallow, it is not navigable beyond its lower reaches. Although game fish on the river include king, chum, and silver salmon, the main species are rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, and char.[4]

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  1. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "King Salmon River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved November 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. pp. 49–50. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5. 
  4. ^ Limeres, Rene; Pedersen, Gunnar; et al. (2005). Alaska Fishing: The Ultimate Angler's Guide (3rd ed.). Roseville, California: Publishers Design Group. p. 234. ISBN 1-929170-11-4.