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Sheenjek River, Alaska

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Managing Agency:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge


Designated Reach:

December 2, 1980. The segment within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.


Classification/Mileage:

Wild — 160.0 miles; Total — 160.0 miles.

Sheenjek River

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Sheenjek River (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Photo Credit: Sharon Seim

Sheenjek River

Originating from extensive glaciers in the Romanzof Mountains, this river travels south 200 miles to join the Porcupine River near its junction with the mighty Yukon. The river flows through a wide variety of arctic habitats and scenery. Portions of the Porcupine Caribou Herd occasionally winter in the Sheenjek Valley.