Information About

Kashwitna River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Kashwitna River on The Map

Location

61 ° 54' 54" N,
150 ° 5' 52" W

Region

Matanuska-Susitna

Tributary to

Susitna River

Length

60 mi (96.56 km)

Elevation

161 ft (49.07 m)

Uses

Kashwitna River in Detail.

About

heads at glacier in Talkeetna Mts. at 615635N1485145W, flows W to Susitna River, 12 mi. N of Willow and 49 mi. NW of Anchorage, Cook Inlet Low.

History

Tanaina Indian name reported in 1906 by R. H. Sargent, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS); adopted by miners. Lieutenant H. G. Learnard, Captain E. F. Glenn's expedition in 1898, reported two Indian names for streams in this area, "Kiswitno" and "Kochuitno," which may be variations of the name "Kashwitna."