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Waatch was a Makah village at the mouth of the Waatch River on the Makah Native American Reservation. Waatch point, located near the settlement is at the mouth of the Waatch River. A very old Native American name for the place was Ar-kut-tle-kower. The Waatch River is a low, swampy, winding stream that rises north of Makah Peaks in northwest Clallam County and flows westerly to the Pacific Ocean. On some maps it is shown as Waach River or Waatch Slough.