Heads in Goodnews Lake, flows SW to Goodnews Bay at Goodnews, Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mountains. 60 miles long.
Name published by P. S. Smith and A. G. Maddren (in Brooks and others, 1915, pl. 10), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). G. L. Harrington, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in 1919 reported that the Eskimo name of the river was "Kwihcherak," meaning "little river."