Information About

Pingaluk River

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Pingaluk River on The Map

Location

67 ° 27' 29" N,
153 ° 47' 22" W

Region

Yukon-Koyukuk (CA)

Tributary to

Alatna River

Length

22 mi (35.41 km)

Elevation

1362 ft (415.14 m)

Pingaluk River in Detail.

About

flows SW to Alatna River, 28 mi. SE of Survey Pass, Brooks Range

History

Eskimo name reported by Tl. Stoney (1900 map), U.S. Navy (USN), in 1886 as "Ping-ing-a-look" but submitted by P. S. Smith, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as "Pingaluk" in 1913. The name may mean "bad hill."