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King Salmon River
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Location of the mouth of the King Salmon River in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Hoonah–Angoon
Physical characteristics
Main source Admiralty Island
Kootznoowoo Wilderness, Admiralty Island National Monument
2,847 ft (868 m)
58°03′41″N 134°32′22″W / 58.06139°N 134.53944°W / 58.06139; -134.53944
River mouth King Salmon Bay, Seymour Canal
18 miles (29 km) south of Juneau
10 ft (3.0 m)
58°02′31″N 134°20′27″W / 58.04194°N 134.34083°W / 58.04194; -134.34083
Length 11 mi (18 km)

The King Salmon River is a small stream on the northern tip of Admiralty Island of Southeast Alaska, United States.

It flows eastward then south for a total distance of 11 miles (18 km) from headwaters in the low mountains just south of Eagle Peak into King Salmon Bay of the Seymour Canal. Its entire course lies within Kootznoowoo Wilderness of the Admiralty Island National Monument.

A relatively small river, it is not navigable. Besides its namesake king salmon, the river hosts a large annual run of pink salmon.

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