Naselle River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsNaselle River
Naselle River as seen from US 101, looking south, a few miles northwest of Naselle
|Main source||Willapa Hills|
|River mouth||Chelto Harbor
Tributaries of the Naselle include, from source to mouth, Alder Creek, North Fork Naselle River, Cedar Creek, Brock Creek, Salmon Creek, Lane Creek, O'Conner Creek, South Naselle River, Johnson Creek, Dell Creek, Petes Creek, Holm Creek, Smith Creek, and Ellsworth Creek. The community of Naselle is located near the confluence of the Naselle and South Naselle Rivers. The broad tidal mouth of the Naselle River is known as Chelto Harbor. The Naselle River was used in a book called our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm.
The river's name has been spelled Nasel and Nasal. An early settler along the river called it the Kenebec. According to Edmond S. Meany the name comes from the Nisal Indians, a Chinookan tribe formerly residing on the river.
The book Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm is about a Finnish family who settled along the Nasel River.
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