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Location of the mouth of the Anvik River in Alaska
|Main source||Nulato Hills
1,797 ft (548 m)
|River mouth||Yukon River
1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Anvik
52 ft (16 m)
|Length||140 mi (230 km)|
The Anvik River() is a 140-mile (230 km) tributary of the Yukon River in the U.S. state of Alaska. It flows southeast from the Nulato Hills to its mouth on the larger river 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of Anvik.
The annual production of summer chum salmon along the Anvik River is thought to be the largest in the Yukon River basin. The river has excellent fishing for four species of salmon as well as northern pike, sheefish, Arctic char, rainbow trout, and grayling.
Rated Class 1 (easy) on the International Scale of River Difficulty, about 121 miles (195 km) of the Anvik is suitable for floating by open canoes, folding boats and kayaks, and inflatable canoes, kayaks, and rafts. Floatplanes, riverboats, and wheeled airplanes that can land on gravel bars can transport boaters as far as McDonald Creek, near the headwaters.
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