kids encyclopedia robot

Bremner River facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bremner River
Bremner River (2) (21426207298).jpg
Bremner River
Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'strict' not found.
Location of the mouth of the Bremner River in Alaska
Country United States
State Alaska
Census Area Valdez–Cordova
Physical characteristics
Main source confluence of its north and middle forks
Chugach Mountains, Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve
651 ft (198 m)
60°58′41″N 143°53′36″W / 60.97806°N 143.89333°W / 60.97806; -143.89333
River mouth Copper River
45 miles (72 km) north of Katalla
174 ft (53 m)
60°50′42″N 144°31′00″W / 60.84500°N 144.51667°W / 60.84500; -144.51667
Length 40 mi (64 km)

The Bremner River is a 40-mile (64 km) tributary of the Copper River in the Valdez–Cordova Census Area of the U.S. state of Alaska. It was named in 1885 by Lieutenant H. T. Allen for John Bremner, a prospector who sought gold along the river and was the first non-native person to go there.

Flowing generally southwest from the Chugach Mountains, the Bremner River enters the Copper River 45 miles (72 km) north of Katalla. The North Fork of the Bremner has its headwaters at the Bremner Glacier, which is 8 miles (13 km) long. The entire course of the river lies within Wrangell–St. Elias National Park and Preserve.


The main stem of the Bremner River below the confluence of its north and middle forks is runnable by boaters who are "seasoned Alaska wilderness travelers with advanced to expert boating skills." Rated Class II (medium) to IV (very difficult) on the International Scale of River Difficulty, the river passes through mountainous terrain and dense forests that make for difficult access and troublesome hiking. Other hazards include cold, swift, silty water; isolation; narrow canyons; brown bears, and strong winds near the mouth.

Black History Month on Kiddle
African-American activists
Amzie Moore
Ida B. Wells
Roy Wilkins
Andrew Young
kids search engine
Bremner River Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.