TITLE

ALASKA'S RIVERS: SOUTHWEST ALASKA: NUSHAGAK RIVER

PUB. DATE
January 1993
SOURCE
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p186
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article provides information on the Nushagak River in Alaska. The river provides a good family float for paddlers with wilderness camping experience, and is especially interesting for people who would like to visit Yup'ik villages in the southwest region of the state. With headwaters rising in the Nushagak Hills, the river flows southwest 275 miles to Nushagak Bay, picking up major tributaries along the way. The Nushagak became the first river in the Bristol Bay region to be explored by non-Natives when the Russians arrived in the 1800s. Because the river had long been a travel and trade route for Natives going between Bristol Bay and the Interior, it was only natural that the Russians would eventually go up the river in search of furs.
ACCESSION #
19117165

 

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