Information About

Bonasila River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Bonasila River on The Map

Location

62 ° 31' 58" N,
160 ° 12' 34" W

Region

Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)

Tributary to

Yukon River

Length

125 mi (201.17 km)

Elevation

26 ft (7.92 m)

Uses

Bonasila River in Detail.

About

heads at 625600N1611200W, flows SE to Bonasila Slough, 0.7 mi. W of Elkhorn I. in Yukon River and 27 mi. NW of Holy Cross, Nulato Hills; 125 miles long.

History

Local name shown on a 1916 fieldsheet by R. H. Sargent, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Hrdlicka (1943, p. 50) noted, "Bonasila (buena, good, and silla, seat)-an old Spanish name for these regions* * *". It may be an English form of a native name.