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Lava Fork
Country Canada, United States
Province/State British Columbia, Alaska
Physical characteristics
Mouth Blue River (Alaska)
 • location
Ketchikan Gateway Borough, Alaska
 • coordinates
56°18′48″N 130°51′55″W / 56.31333°N 130.86528°W / 56.31333; -130.86528
LAVA FORK Latitude and Longitude:

56°18′48″N 130°51′55″W / 56.31333°N 130.86528°W / 56.31333; -130.86528

Lava Fork is a creek in northwestern British Columbia, Canada and of the Alaska Panhandle, United States. It lies west of the Unuk River and northwest of Stewart. It flows south from the Lava Lakes across the British Columbia-Alaska border into the Blue River [1] [2] in the extreme northern part of Misty Fjords National Monument.

The Volcano, a cinder cone about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of the British Columbia-Alaska border in northwestern British Columbia, is the source for lava flows that overwhelm the Canadian and American sides of the creek, hence giving the creek's name.

See also


  1. ^ "Lava Fork". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ "Lava Fork". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.