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Chilkat River, Haines

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The Chilkat River is a river in British Columbia and southeastern Alaska that flows southward from the Coast Range to the Chilkat Inlet and ultimately Lynn Canal. It is about 80km long. It begins at Chilkat Glacier, in Alaska, flows west and south in British Columbia for 27km, enters Alaska and continues southwest for another 60km. It reaches the ocean at the abandoned area of Wells, Alaska and deposits into a long delta area.
The river was named by the Russians for the Chilkat group of Tlingit, called /Ǯiɬqut/ in their own language, who lived in the region. The name means "salmon storehouse".
Near the Chilkat River is the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, where thousands of bald eagles appear between October and February, to take advantage of late salmon runs. Nearby Haines, the nearest town, is the most common organization spot for birdwatchers.
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  • We drove around to the river from Haines & were rewarded by seeing a grizzly digging & turning-over stones on the beach looking for food, then a second grizzly in the rver fishing for salmon. A great ...  more »
  • While doing the Golden Circle your of the Yukon and Alaska we drove along this beautiful river on our way to British Columbia from Haines. The scenery is magnificent and and we even saw a few Bald Eag...  more »
  • Rafting tour with Haines rafting company, very friendly people. We did the tour in the afternoon, saw very much bald eagle.  more »
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  • Amazing place where a lot of activities can take place.. wildlife and nature is impressive. Fresh air can be felt and just alme contact with mother nature to appreciate every single thing in life.
  • We took the easy way up the river that is the flat bottomed tourist boat. It was one of the best experiences we had in Alaska. Once we were away from the dock the scenery was spectacular and the silence absolute when the engine on the boat was shut down. We were rewarded with a view of a bear and two cubs which we spent some time watching and photographing. Yet another of Alaska's gems.
  • In chilkat River,there lives many grizzly cubs and beautiful bears.there is a timbered hillside facing this River.
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