Oskawalik River

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Quick Facts

  • Location: 61 ° 44' 46" N, 158 ° 10' 47" W
  • Region: Bethel (CA)
  • Uses:
  • Length: 55 mi (88.51 km)
  • Elevation: 95 ft (28.96 m)


heads in Chuilnuk Mts., flows NE and NW to Kuskokwim River, 9 mi. S of village of Crooked Creek and 33 mi. W of Sleetmute, Kilbuck- Kuskokwim Mts.

Eskimo name spelled "Oskawalit" on 1898 field sheet by W. S. Post, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), with the note "obtained from A. Lind, a trader." U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reported the present spelling in 1945 and gave the meaning as "shoe-string or thong."



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