Information About

Dillinger River

Quick Facts

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Location

62 ° 34' 41" N,
153 ° 35' 2" W

Region

Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)

Length

30 mi (48.28 km)

Elevation

958 ft (292 m)

Uses

Dillinger River in Detail.

Getting There

The easiest way to get out to Dillinger River is a flight is Tanana Air out of McGrath. PenAir flies from Anchorage to McGrath. You might be able to hire Sheldon Air Service out of Talkeetna if looking to get out after July.

About

heads near Shellabarger Pass in Kichatna Mts., flows W 30 mi. to South Fork Kuskokwim River, 2 mi. NE of Farewell Lake and 70 mi. SE of McGrath; Kuskokwim Low.

Dillinger River flows east out of the Kichatna Mountains and is the major drainage for streams west of Shellabarger Pass. Eventually it joins the South Fork Kuskokwim River. It's a large braided river easily navigated.

History

named in 1899 by Lieutenant J. S. Herron, USA, for Private Gilbert Dillinger, a member of his party.

In 2014 the DNR opened up area along Dillinger River for the Remote Recreational Cabin Sites staking program offered to residents.

In December 2015, Master Guide Tom Shankster offered hunting and lodging from his cabin along Dillinger River but he was charged with eight counts of unlawful acts. His place made an appearance in the show Alaska Off the Grid.

Naming: Named in 1899 by Lieutenant J. S. Herron, USA, for Private Gilbert Dillinger, a member of his party.