Information About

Knik River

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 28' 15" N,
149 ° 24' 23" W

Region

Anchorage

Length

25 mi (40.23 km)

Uses

Knik River in Detail.

About

heads at Knik Glacier flows NW to Knik Arm, 10 mi. SW of Palmer, Cook Inlet Low.

History

Eskimo name meaning "fire (igniq)" reported by Captain Tebenkov (1852, map 6) Imperial Russian Navy (IRN), as "reka Knyk." Present spelling was reported by George Davidson, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (USC&GS), in 1869 Coast Pilot (p. 190).

Knik River Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Knik River.

Places Near Knik River
Areas:

Ch-atan Kaq-, Chuqilin Kaq-, Skitnu Hdakaq-,

Bays:

Goose Bay,

Cities:

Eagle River, Wasilla,

Dams:

Lower Eklutna Dam, Memory Lake Estates Dam Number 1, Memory Lake Estates Dam Number 2,

Flats:

Duck Flats, Eklutna Flats,

Lakes:

Anderson Lake, Baptist Pond, Baptist Pond, Lake Barbara, Beach Lake, Beverly Lake, Beverly Lake, Black Lake, Bradley Lake, Bruce Lake, Bruns Lake, Canoe Lake, Chignaki Pond, Clear Lake, Lake Clunie, Cornelius Lake, Cottonwood Lake, Dandy Lake, Dinkel Lake, Dry Lake, Duck Lake, Dusk Lake, Echo Lake, Edmonds Lake, Emerald Lake, Finger Lake, Fuller Lake, Gooding Lake, Hart Lake, Hess Lake, Irene Lake, Island Lake, Jacobsen Lake, Jaland Lake, Johnson Lake, June Lake, Kalmbach Lake, Kennedy Lake, Kepler Lake, Kings Lake, Klaire Lake, Loberg Lake, Long Lake, Lower Fire Lake, Lucile Lake, Lucy Lake, Matanuska Lake, Meier Lake, Memory Lake, Merri Belle Lake, Minor Lake, Mirror Lake, Mud Lake, Mud Lake, Mud Lake, Neklason Lake, Nik-udatl-ech-a Bena, Paradise Lake, Psalm Lake, Railroad Lake, Rainbow Lake, Reed Lake, Reedy Lake, Reflections Lake, Totuck Lake, Triangle Lake, Upper Fire Lake, Walby Lake, Wallace Lake, Wasilla Lake, Weinie Lake, Wolf Lake,

Locales:

Koch, Nike Chutes,

Mountains:

Mount Eklutna, Mount Gordon Lyon, Highland Mountain, Mount Magnificent, Peeking Mountain, Mount POW/MIA,

Parks:

Beach Lake Park, Edmonds Lake Park, Finger Lake State Recreation Site, Loretta French Park, Mirror Lake State Wayside Park, Peters Creek Community Park, Wolf Lake State Recreation Site,

Mountain Passes:

Cottonwood Slough, Palmer Slough, Rabbit Slough, Spring Creek,

Peaks:

Bear Mountain, Gold Star Peak, South Raina Peak, Mount William Barrett,

Rivers:

Eklutna River, Knik River, Matanuska River, South Fork Eagle River,

Streams:

Carnegie Creek, Carol Creek, Coal Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Crocker Creek, Fire Creek, Government Creek, Htidaghituntnu, Little Peters Creek, Meadow Creek, Mink Creek, Moon Princess Creek, Parks Creek, Peters Creek, Spring Creek, Thunder Bird Creek, Wasilla Creek,

Routes:

Bear Point Trail, Blacktail Ptarmigan Rocks Trail, Eagle River Green Belt Trail, Eagle River North Fork Access Trail, Meadow Creek Trail, Mile High Ridge Trail, Mile High Saddle Trail, Mount Eklutna Trail, Mt Baldy Trail, Peters Valley Trail, Ptarmigan Valley Trail, Thunderbird Falls Trail,

Cities:

Birchwood, Chugiak, Cottonwood, Eklutna, Gateway, Matanuska, Meadow Lakes, Peters Creek, Tanaina,

Waterfalls:

Barbara Falls, Thunder Bird Falls,