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Matanuska

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Location

61 ° 32' 31" N,
149 ° 13' 47" W

Region

Matanuska-Susitna

Elevation

46 ft (14.02 m)

Uses

Matanuska in Detail.

About

population 50, mile 150.7 on The Alaska RR., in Matanuska Valley, 5.5 mi. SW of Palmer, Cook Inlet Low.

History

Village established as a railroad station about 1914 and named for the Matanuska River. A townsite was surveyed here in 1916 because this was the junction of the main railroad line and the Matanuska Branch to the coal fields.

Places Near Matanuska
Areas:

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

Cities:

Palmer, Wasilla,

Dams:

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

Flats:

Duck Flats, Eklutna Flats,

Lakes:

Anderson Lake, Baird Lake, Lake Barbara, Black Lake, Bradley Lake, Burkholder Lake, Butte Lake, Canoe Lake, Clear Lake, Cornelius Lake, Cottonwood Lake, Dandy Lake, Dinkel Lake, Dry Lake, Duck Lake, Dusk Lake, Echo Lake, Edmonds Lake, Eklutna Lake, Elks Lake, Ezi Slough, Falks Lake, Finger Lake, Gooding Lake, Hart Lake, High Ridge Lake, Irene Lake, Johnson Lake, Kennedy Lake, Kepler Lake, Kings Lake, Klaire Lake, Kleinsmith Lake, Loberg Lake, Long Lake, Matanuska Lake, McLeod Lake, Meier Lake, Memory Lake, Minor Lake, Mirror Lake, Mud Lake, Mud Lake, Neklason Lake, Nik-udatl-ech-a Bena, Paradise Lake, Reed Lake, Reedy Lake, Reflections Lake, Triangle Lake, Walby Lake, Wasilla Lake, Weinie Lake, Wishbone Lake, Wolf Lake,

Locales:

Seldom Seen, Stairstep, Sunnyside, The Glades, Valley of Sin, Wimp Bowl, Womens Run,

Mountains:

Bodenburg Butte, East Twin Peak, Mount Eklutna, Government Peak, Pioneer Peak, Mount POW/MIA, West Twin Peak,

Parks:

Edmonds Lake Park, Finger Lake State Recreation Site, Mirror Lake State Wayside Park, Moose Creek State Recreation Area, Wolf Lake State Recreation Site,

Mountain Passes:

Palmer Slough, Rabbit Slough, Spring Creek,

Peaks:

Bear Mountain, Blueberry Knoll, Goat Rock, Gold Star Peak, Pepper Peak, Salt Peak, Shaker Peak, South Pioneer Peak, Top Peak,

Ridges:

Bald Mountain Ridge,

Rivers:

Eklutna River, Knik River, Matanuska River,

Streams:

Bodenburg Creek, Buffalo Creek, Carnegie Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Craigie Creek, Ezi Slough, Fishhook Creek, Goat Creek, Government Creek, Grubstake Creek, Moose Creek, Premier Creek, Spring Creek, Thachkatnu Creek, Thunder Bird Creek, Wasilla Creek, West Fork, West Fork Grubstake Creek, Wolverine Creek,

Routes:

Bear Point Trail, Blueberry Knoll Trail, Bold Ridge Trail, Eklutna ATV Access Trail, Eklutna Lake Spillway Trail, Eklutna Spillway Trail, Mount Eklutna Trail, Peters Valley Trail, Thunderbird Falls Trail, Twin Peaks Trail, Yuditna Cabin Access Trail, Yuditna Cabin Trail,

Valleys:

Grubstake Gulch, Matanuska Valley, Tsadaka Canyon, West Fork Grubstake Gulch,

Cities:

Butte, Eklutna, Gateway, Matanuska, Peters Creek, Tanaina,

Waterfalls:

Thunder Bird Falls,