Toklat River

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Toklat River
Country United States
State Alaska
Districts Denali Borough, Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area
 - location Denali National Park and Preserve, Denali Borough
 - elevation 4,195 ft (1,279 m) [1]
 - coordinates 63°24′03″N 149°54′42″W / 63.40083°N 149.91167°W / 63.40083; -149.91167 [2]
Mouth Kantishna River [3]
 - location 50 miles (80 km) east of Bitzshtini Mountains, Yukon–Koyukuk Census Area
 - elevation 377 ft (115 m) [2]
 - coordinates 64°27′15″N 150°18′43″W / 64.45417°N 150.31194°W / 64.45417; -150.31194Coordinates: 64°27′15″N 150°18′43″W / 64.45417°N 150.31194°W / 64.45417; -150.31194 [2]
Length 85 mi (137 km) [3]
Toklat River is located in Alaska
Toklat River
Location of the mouth of the Toklat River in Alaska
The East Fork Toklat River winds out of the high mountains of Denali National Park

The Toklat River (Lower Tanana: Tootl'o Huno') is an 85-mile (137 km) tributary of the Kantishna River in central Alaska in the United States[3] It drains an area on the north slope of the Alaska Range on the south edge of the Tanana Valley southwest of Fairbanks.[4] It issues from unnamed glaciers in the northern Alaska Range in Denali National Park and Preserve, northeast of Denali.[4] It flows generally northwest through hilly country[4] to the tundra to the north of the Alaska Range.

The river was described as the Toclat by Lt. H.T. Allen in 1885. Other names or variants include Tootl'ot Huno, Tootl'ot Huno' Hutl'ot, Tootl'ot No'  and Tutlut River.[2] Depth of 50 ft, width of 25 ft

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  1. ^ Derived by entering source coordinates in Google Earth.
  2. ^ a b c d "Toklat River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. March 31, 1981. Retrieved October 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Orth, Donald J.; United States Geological Survey (1971) [1967]. Dictionary of Alaska Place Names: Geological Survey Professional Paper 567 (PDF). University of Alaska Fairbanks. United States Government Printing Office. p. 973. Retrieved October 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2010. pp. 103, 113. ISBN 978-0-89933-289-5.