Bogachiel River

The Bogachiel River is a river of the Olympic Peninsula in the U.S. state of Washington. It originates near Bogachiel Peak, flows west through the mountains of Olympic National Park. After emerging from the park it joins the Sol Duc River, forming the Quillayute River, which empties into the Pacific Ocean near La Push, Washington.

The Quillayute River system, with its main tributaries of the Bogachiel, Sol Duc, Calawah, and Dickey Rivers, drains the largest watershed on the north Olympic Peninsula.

The name "Bogachiel" is a corruption of the Quileute words bo qwa tcheel el, or /boqʷač'íʔl/, from /bó:q'ʷa/, "muddy", and /číʔlowa/, "water", meaning "gets riley after a rain", "muddy waters", or, less likely, "big river".

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Bogachiel River - Recreation
... A large portion of the Bogachiel River is in the wilderness of Olympic National Park ... The Bogachiel Trail, beginning a few miles outside the park, follows the Bogachiel River to the North Fork Bogachiel, then follows that river valley up into the high mountains, connecting to other trails thet ... The Bogachiel River, along with the Quillayute's other tributaries, are popular for fishing ...
Sol Duc River - Course
... The Sol Duc River originates in the northern Olympic Mountains, in Olympic National Park, on the north side of High Divide, which separates the Sol Duc and Hoh River watersheds ... Bogachiel Peak is part of the High Divide ... The Bogachiel River rises near Bogachiel Peak and flows south of the Sol Duc River ...

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