Foraker River

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 63 ° 53' 27" N, 152 ° 5' 45" W
  • Region: Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)
  • Uses:
  • Length: 60 mi (96.56 km)
  • Elevation: 646 ft (196.9 m)
  • Tributaries: Herron River,


heads in Denali National Park at Foraker Glacier, flows NW to Lake Minchumina, Tanana Low. 60 miles long.

Name derived from Mount Foraker; reported in 1925 by S. R. Capps, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). In 1907, according to Gordon (1917, p. 80)," its Tanana Indian name was "Kwalana"; another Indian name reported in 1952 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is "Kotalhno."



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