Meshik River

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Meshik River
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Lake and Peninsula
Source Meshik Lake, Aleutian Range, Alaska Peninsula
 - location Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve
 - elevation 1,766 ft (538 m) [1]
 - coordinates 56°51′59″N 158°03′22″W / 56.86639°N 158.05611°W / 56.86639; -158.05611 [2]
Mouth Bristol Bay
 - location Port Heiden
 - elevation 0 ft (0 m) [2]
 - coordinates 56°48′32″N 158°39′46″W / 56.80889°N 158.66278°W / 56.80889; -158.66278Coordinates: 56°48′32″N 158°39′46″W / 56.80889°N 158.66278°W / 56.80889; -158.66278 [2]
Length 31 mi (50 km) [2]
Location of the mouth of the Meshik River in Alaska

The Meshik River is a stream, 31 miles (50 km) long, on the Alaska Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska.[2] Beginning on the flanks of Mount Aniakchak in Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, it flows generally west into Bristol Bay near the city of Port Heiden.[3]

The Meshik is one of several peninsula rivers with many game fish but little fishing pressure because of their remote location, severe weather, and other factors. The main species on the main stem and its tributaries are Chinook, Coho, and sockeye salmon, as well as char. Access is possible by boat or floatplane.[4]

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  1. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Meshik River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. p. 139. 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. pp. 244–45. ISBN 1-929170-11-4.