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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.TributariesKlehini RiverTsirku River
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  • This is the second time of visiting and going on the Jet Boat Ride. This time not only did we see eagles we saw a moose of the shoreline. This is a must stop when visiting Haines Alaska. Friendly and ...  more »
  • Our tour group went on the rafting trip, and all enjoyed, the tour company is very professional, well organized, and the trip is amazing. They supply rubber boots, and excellent guides, who are enthus...  more »
  • We went on a rafting tour with Andy as our tour guide and with my husband, our grandpa and our older daughter. It is perfect for any ages, the river is nice and calm. We saw several eagles nesting - v...  more »
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