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Fox River (Alaska) is located in Alaska
Fox River (Alaska)
Location of the mouth of the Fox River in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kenai Peninsula
Physical characteristics
Main source Kenai Mountains
Chernof Glacier, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
1,357 ft (414 m)
59°55′47″N 150°34′01″W / 59.92972°N 150.56694°W / 59.92972; -150.56694
River mouth Kachemak Bay, Cook Inlet
northeast of Homer
7 ft (2.1 m)
59°47′29″N 151°00′07″W / 59.79139°N 151.00194°W / 59.79139; -151.00194
Length 27 mi (43 km)

Fox River is a stream, 27 miles (43 km) long, on the Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska. The river heads at the terminus of the Chernof Glacier in the Kenai Mountains, then flows southwest to the northeast end of Kachemak Bay. The river mouth is 24 miles (39 km) northeast of Homer.

A census-designated place of the same name lies along the river. The river's name was first reported by Dall (1895) and may have been for Theodore Fox of the North Pacific Mining and Transportation Company, which began operations on the bay in the prior year.

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