Information About

Duck Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 21' 33" N,
134 ° 35' 52" W

Region

Juneau

Uses

Duck Creek in Detail.

About

flows SW to Gastineau Channel at Juneau Airport, 7.8 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts. 3.5 miles long.

History

Originally named by Daniel Foster in 1885. In 1886 the name was changed by Frederick Barney to Sand Bar Creek. For many years the creek was also known locally as Knudson Creek, for Thomas Knudson, who it is said was the first (1905) Alaskan homesteader to secure title to his ground. The name Duck Creek reappeared on a map by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 1912 and it has been in use since then (DeArmond, 1957, p. 16).

Places Near Duck Creek
Areas:

Gull City,

Bars:

Battleship Reef, Cohen Reef, Dornin Rock, George Rock, Gibby Rock, Horse Shoal, Mendenhall Bar,

Basins:

Evergreen Bowl, Last Chance Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Upper Basin,

Bays:

Admiralty Cove, Amalga Harbor, Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Eagle Harbor, Fritz Cove, Huffman Harbor, Indian Cove, Lena Cove, Pearl Harbor, Smugglers Cove, Tee Harbor, Young Bay,

Beaches:

Young Beach,

Capes:

Auke Cape, Entrance Point, False Arden, Point Hilda, Hut Point, Indian Point, Inner Point, Inspiration Point, Point Lena, Point Louisa, Mendenhall Peninsula, Middle Point, Norway Point, Outer Point, Piling Point, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Point Stephens, Sunny Point, Point Young,

Channels:

Gastineau Channel,

Cities:

Juneau,

Cliffs:

The Breadline, Two Echo Cliffs,

Dams:

Douglas Island Reservoir Dam, Nugget Creek Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

Herbert Glacier, Leaking Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier,

Hills:

Court House Hill, Pederson Hill, Starr Hill, Tolch Rock,

Islands:

Battleship Island, Coghlan Island, Cohen Island, Colt Island, Douglas Island, Horse Island, Indian Island, Juneau Island, Kishbrock Island, Portland Island, Scull Island, Shaman Island, Spuhn Island, Strauss Rock, Suedla Island,

Lakes:

Auke Lake, Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Peterson Lake, Salt Lake, Windfall Lake,

Mountains:

Mount Anderson, Auke Mountain, Mount Ben Stewart, Mount Bradley, Bullard Mountain, Mount Ernest Gruening, Glacier Grub Tower, Mount Juneau, Mount Maria, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, Rhino Peak, Saddle Mountain, Spencer Peak, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Thunder Mountain, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Mount Troy, Mount Wrather,

Parks:

Auke Recreation Area,

Ridges:

Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers, Ptarmigan Ridge,

Rivers:

Herbert River, Mendenhall River,

Streams:

Admiralty Creek, Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Boulder Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cove Creek, Duck Creek, Eagle Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Fowler Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Goose Creek, Grant Creek, Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Kowee Creek, Lake Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Lena Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Paris Creek, Peterson Creek, Peterson Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Shrine Creek, Slate Creek, Steep Creek, Stink Creek, Switzer Creek, Tee Creek, Tenk Creek, Tusta Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,

Routes:

Amalga Trail, Herbert Glacier Trail, Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail, Windfall Lake Trail, Yankee Basin Trail, Young Lake Trail,

Valleys:

Gold Creek Valley, Impregnable Basin, Mendenhall Valley, Prairie Basin,

Cities:

Auke (historical), Auke Bay, Dobson Landing, Douglas, Fairhaven, Fish Creek (historical), Lemon Creek, Lena Beach, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, New Boston (historical), Saint Terese, Starr Hill, Tee Harbor, Tsantikihin (historical), Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,