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Turnagain Arm

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60 ° 59' 13.999" N,
149 ° 47' 40.999" W


Kenai Peninsula

Nearest City


Turnagain Arm in Detail.


trends NW from mouth of Placer River to head of Cook Inlet, SW of Anchorage, Cook Inlet Low.


So named "River Turnagain" by Captain Cook (1785, v. 2, p. 395-396), RN, on June 1, 1778, because he was unable to proceed any further inland and had to turn around here. He made various observations and concluded, "These circumstances convinced me, that no passage (from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean) was to be expected by this side river, any more than by the main branch." The name was adopted by Captain Vancouver, RN, in 1794 as "Turnagain Arm." The name "Zaliv Vozvratseniya" meaning "Return Bay" was published for this feature by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 5), Imperial Russian Navy (IRN).

Turnagain Arm Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Turnagain Arm.

Places Near Turnagain Arm

Wolf Peak,


Qin Cheghi Kaq-, Tutsahtnu Kaq-,


Campbell Creek Estuary, Turnagain Arm,


Patricks Beach (not official),


Beluga Point, Gull Rock,


Campbell Lake Dam, Country Gardens Nursery Dam, Lake -O- the Hills Dam,


Black Lake Falls, Easy Money, Even Hookers Get the Blues, Flame Out, Freak Street, Hypercard, Organ Pipes, Ptarmigan Pillar, Roadside Attraction, Ski Tracks, Twin Pillars,


Burnt Island, Halfway Island,


Bentzen Lake, Birch Lake, Blueberry Lake, Campbell Lake, Campbell Reservoir, Cheney Lake, Connors Lake, Delaney Lake, DeLong Lake, Diablo Pond, Goose Lake, Lake Hideaway, Hillstrand Pond, Hood Lake, Jewel Lake, Jones Lake, Meadow Lake, Lake -O- the Hills, O-Connell Lake, Lake Otis, Rabbit Lake, Sand Lake, Lake Spenard, Strawberry Lake, Sundi Lake, Taku Lake, Tina Lake, University Lake, Waldron Lake, Westchester Lake,


Ball Field, Black Lake Chute, KCK, O'Malley Gully, Tiki Cruiser, Wolverine Chutes,


Blueberry Knoll, Flattop Mountain, McHugh Peak, Near Point, O-Malley Peak, Ptarmigan Peak, Rainbow Peak, Wolverine Peak,


Lake Otis Park, Altoona Park, Arnold L Muldoon Park, Balto Seppala Park, Bancroft Park, Bentzen Lake Park, Campbell Creek Greenbelt Park, Campbell Creek Park, Carlson Park, Charles W Smith Memorial Park, Chester Creek Greenbelt Park, Connors Lake Park, Cope Street Park, David Green Park, Delong Lake Park, Didlika Park, Earthquake Park, East Chester/Woodside Park, Far North Bicentennial Park, Fisk Memorial Park, Forsythe Park, Gladys Wood Park, Goose Lake Park, Hamilton Park, Hillside Park, Jacobson Park, Jade Park, Javier Dela Vega Park, Jewel Lake Park, Johns Park, Kwanis Fish Creek Park, Linden Park, Little Rabbit Creek Bluff Park, Lore Park, Lynn Ary Park, Minnesota Park, Nancy Park, Northwood Park, Oceanview Bluff Park, Oceanview Park, Pamela Joy Lowry Memorial Park, Papago Park, Pop Carr Park, Potter Ravine Park, Rabbit Creek Park, Roosevelt Park, Ruth Arcand Park, Shady Birch Park, Shady Lane Park, Southwood Park, Spenard Beach Park, Springer Park, Stephenson Park, Stonegate Park, Storck Park, Taku Campbell Creek Park, Timberlane Park, Tkishla Park, University Park, Ure Park, Whitehall Street Park, Wickersham Park, Wilson Street Park, Wolverine Park,


Peak 3, Cedar Point, Extra Point, False Peak, Flaketop Peak, Hope Mountain, Hope Point, Kanchee Peak, Knoya Peak, Little O'Malley, Peak Two, The Dome,


Bear Creek, Bedrock Creek, Big Indian Creek, Burnt Island Creek, Campbell Creek, Cannonball Creek, Caribou Creek, Cripple Creek, Dead Creek, Furrow Creek, Highland Creek, Hood Creek, Island Creek, Johnson Creek, Little Campbell Creek, Little Indian Creek, Little Rabbit Creek, Little Survival Creek, McHugh Creek, Middle Branch South Fork Chester Creek, Middle Fork Chester Creek, North Branch South Fork Chester Creek, North Fork Campbell Creek, North Fork Chester Creek, North Fork Little Campbell Creek, Palmer Creek, Pass Creek, Porcupine Creek, Potter Creek, Rabbit Creek, Rainbow Creek, Resurrection Creek, Rimrock Creek, South Branch South Fork Chester Creek, South Fork Campbell Creek, South Fork Chester Creek, South Fork Little Campbell Creek, Taylor Creek, Wildhorse Creek, Willow Creek, Wolf Creek,


Alder Trail, Alder Trail Part 2, Anchorage Overlook Trail, Ballpark Trail, Blueberry Hollow Trail, Blueberry Loop Trail, Bull Rock Trail, Denali View Trail, Flattop Mountain Alternate Trail, Flattop Mountain Trail, Gasline Trail, Golden Grass Trail, Grand View Trail, Hemlock Knob Trail, Hidden Lake Trail, Little Loop Trail, Little Omalley Trail, Long Lake Trail, Lost Cabin Valley Trail, McHugh Lake Trail, Middle Fork Loop Trail, Near Point Trail, North Fork Trail, Panorama View Trail, Picnic Loop Trail, Powerline Access Trail, Ptarmigan Pass Trail, Rabbit Lake Trail, Ramp Trail, Ship Lake Pass Trail, Silver Fern Trail, South Fork Rim Trail, Spencer Loop Trail, Spencer Trail, Turnagain Arm Interpretive Trail, Turnagain Arm Trail, White Spruce Trail, Williwaw Lakes Trail, Wolverine Bowl Loop Trail, Wolverine Bowl Trail, Wolverine Peak Trail,


Campbell Creek Canyon, Gold Gulch,


Anchor Terrace, Basher, Bonibrook, Campbell, Green Acres, Hillside, Hope, Knik Heights, Lingo, Potter Hill, Rainbow, Rogers Park, Rogers Park, Romig, Spenard, Sunbeam, Thompson, Traversie, Turnagain Heights,