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Fish Creek
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Grizzly bear at Fish Creek in Hyder, Alaska.
Country United States
State Alaska
Physical characteristics
Main source Cropley Lake,
Douglas Island
River mouth Fritz Cove,
Stephens Passage
26 ft (7.9 m)

Fish Creek is a river on Douglas Island in the City and Borough of Juneau, Alaska, United States. Its origin is Cropley Lake, and it flows into Fritz Cove, a part of Stephens Passage. It is 7 miles (11 km) northwest of the city of Juneau.

The Treadwell gold mine used water from Fish Creek as early as 1885. The Treadwell Ditch, constructed in 1889, brought water sixteen miles from the river to the mines.

J. Peters of the United States Geological Survey reported the name in 1902, and it was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on March 31, 1981.

American dippers were noted nesting near the river in May 2010.

Fish Creek also refers to a historical settlement at the mouth of the stream. Homestead claims were filed in 1880, and a school was established in 1936.

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