Information About

Kenai River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Kenai River on The Map

Location

60 ° 32' 38" N,
151 ° 16' 43" W

Region

Kenai Peninsula

Tributaries

Beaver Creek,

Length

75 mi (120.7 km)

Uses

Kenai River in Detail.

Getting There


About

on Kenai Peninsula, heads at Kenai Lake in Kenai Mts., flows W to Cook Inlet at Kenai, Cook Inlet Low.


History

Name reported in 1898 by Mendenhall (1900, map 16), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The Tanaina Indian name for this stream was reported to be Kakny (Kakna); the Eskimo name was (Nikignik) meaning fire, but more probably referred to the Eskimo name for the local Indians.