heads in Nelchina Glacier, flows N and SE to Tazlina Lake, 1.6 mi. SW of Mouth of Endeltna Creek and 58 mi. N of Valdez, Copper River Basin.
Indian name adopted by miners. This stream was originally the upper part of the Tazlina River. The name "Nelchina" was applied to a tributary now called Little Nelchina Creek.