The river's Tanaina Indian name, meaning
"sany river" first appeared in 1847 on a Russian chart. This large river
heads at Susitna Glacier in the Alaska Range. It runs 260 miles southwest
to Cook Inlet. Many different fish abound such as king, sockeye, coho,
pink and chum salmon, rainbow trout, northern pike, grayling and whitefish.
The Susitna River was a popular place during gold rush days
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