Stony River (Alaska)

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Stony River
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Stony River (Alaska) is located in Alaska
Stony River (Alaska)
Location of the mouth of the Stony River in Alaska
Location
CountryUnited States
StateAlaska
Census AreaBethel
Physical characteristics
SourceStony Glacier
 ⁃ locationRevelation Mountains, Alaska Range
 ⁃ coordinates61°36′18″N 153°45′40″W / 61.60500°N 153.76111°W / 61.60500; -153.76111[1]
 ⁃ elevation2,856 ft (871 m)[2]
MouthKuskokwim River
 ⁃ location
20 miles (32 km) northeast of Sleetmute
 ⁃ coordinates
61°46′10″N 156°35′28″W / 61.76944°N 156.59111°W / 61.76944; -156.59111Coordinates: 61°46′10″N 156°35′28″W / 61.76944°N 156.59111°W / 61.76944; -156.59111[1]
 ⁃ elevation
200 ft (61 m)[1]
Length190 mi (310 km)[1]

The Stony River is a 190-mile (310 km) tributary of the Kuskokwim River in the U.S. state of Alaska.[1] The river flows south from near Mount Mausolus in the Revelation Mountains of the Alaska Range through the northwestern corner of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. From there, it flows generally westward to meet the larger river at the community of Stony River.[3]

Boating[edit]

The Stony River, floatable by kayak, canoe, and small to medium raft, is "suitable for moderately experienced boaters with good wilderness skills."[4] The river varies in difficulty from Class I (easy) to II (medium) on the International Scale of River Difficulty. Dangers include rocky rapids in the 19 miles (31 km) of stream passing through canyons, where standing waves may reach up to 8 feet (2.4 m) in high water.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Stony River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved November 16, 2013.
  2. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  3. ^ Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. pp. 78–79, 131. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5.
  4. ^ a b Jettmar, Karen (2008) [1993]. The Alaska River Guide: Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rafting in the Last Frontier (3rd ed.). Birmingham, Alabama: Menasha Ridge Press. pp. 187–88. ISBN 978-0-89732-957-6.