Information About

Gurkin Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

61 ° 36' 48" N,
142 ° 29' 28" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Elevation

2352 ft (716.89 m)

Uses

Gurkin Creek in Detail.

About

Heads 2 mi NE of the summit of Nizina Mountain, flows SE to the W. edge of Nizina Galcier near its terminal end, Wrangell Mts. 2.5 miles long.

History

Named in 1962 by E. M. MacKevett, Jr., and D. L. Jones, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), for Ernest Gurkin (died 1961), early resident of the area and packer for F. H. Moffit, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in 1907-08.

Gurkin Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Gurkin Creek.