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King Salmon River
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Lake and Peninsula
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of Contact and Takayofo creeks
Katmai National Park and Preserve
482 ft (147 m)
River mouth Egegik River
37 miles (60 km) southwest of Naknek, Alaska Peninsula
0 ft (0 m)
Length 60 mi (97 km)

The King Salmon River is a 60-mile (97 km) tributary of the Egegik River on the western slope of the Alaska Peninsula in southwest Alaska. Formed by the confluence of Contact and Takayofo creeks along the southwest border of Katmai National Park and Preserve, it flows west-northwest to meet the larger river about 2 miles (3 km) east of the village of Egegik.

A relatively straight and braided river, it descends from an elevation of about 500 feet (152 m) to sea level. Being quite shallow, it is not navigable beyond its lower reaches. Although game fish on the river include king, chum, and silver salmon, the main species are rainbow trout, Arctic grayling, and char.

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