Cottonwood River

British Columbia. Local name: Fraser River drainage
Local name of Castle Creek
53.2333 N 120.0333 W GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1909 (Washburn)
Not currently an official name.
This local name appears on:
Collie’s map Yellowhead Pass 1912

“Cottonwood River,” the local name of Castle Creek, was known to travel writer Stanley Washburn [1878–1950] in 1909, among those names “given by the trappers.”


  • Washburn, Stanley [1878–1950]. Trails, trappers and tenderfeet in the new empire of Western Canada. London: A. Melrose, 1912. Hathi Trust
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