heads in a lake 1.6 mi. NE of Porcupine Peak, flows E to Tsirku River, 3.6 mi. W of Klukwan and 25 mi. SW of Skagway, St. Elias Mts.
Local name reported by Wright (1904, pl. 2), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). At that time the Tsirku River was called the Salmon River by the miners, therefore the name.