Information About

Soldotna Creek

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60 ° 29' 3.001" N,
151 ° 3' 23" W


Kenai Peninsula

Nearest City


Tributary to

Kenai River


66 ft (20.12 m)

Soldotna Creek in Detail.


On the Kenai Peninsula, heads in a lowland in sec 2,T5N,R10W, and flows circuitously S to the Kenai River in Soldotna, 8 mi. SE of Kenai, Cook Inlet Low.


Name shown as "Suldahtnah" on a 1918 manuscript sheet probably by B. L. Johnson, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The name is considered by many to be derived from the Russian word meaning "soldier," i.e. "soldat," with 2 name ending determined by its use. Others consider it of Indian orgin meaning "stream fork" or from "Tseldatna," meaning "a kind of herb." The second vowel in the present name is pronounced the same as the final vowel, i.e. the same as "a" in "father."