Lakes Area Villages

Lake Iliamna and VolcanoAll the attractions that define Alaska--rugged mountains, pristine rivers and streams, abundant fish and wildlife--can be found in this region. The region's lakes, rivers, and mountains provide abundant recreational opportunities for wilderness adventurers. Anglers find trophy fish in its waters, hikers explore high tundra slope, river-runners thrill to the Tlikakila, Mulchatna, and Chilikadrotna Wild Rivers, and campers find lake shores inspirational. The region is unsurpassed for wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities.

Lake Clark, situated in the northeastern corner of the region, is nearly 50 miles long and is surrounded by Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, one of Alaska's often overlooked National Parks. The mountains of the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve are part of Dall Sheep territory, the only wild, white sheep in the world.

Iliamna Lake lies in the middle of the region and is the largest lake in Alaska and the second largest lake in the United States, at 1,115 square miles. The lake is distinguished for its resident population of fresh water seals, one of only two colonies of freshwater seals in the world. It also is reputed to harbor a sea monster known locally as Ogo Pogo.

The Kvichak (pronounced Kwee-jack) and Alagnak Rivers lie in the southern-most part of the region, and are world-renowned for its rainbow trout. A number of pristine rivers run through the area, including the turquoise-colored Newhalen River, which connects Six-mile Lake and Iliamna Lake.

Although continuosly inhabited since early prehistoric times, the area remains wild and sparsely populated, with aircraft providing the primary means of access. There are no roads from the outside, and only about 20 miles of gravel road within thousands of square miles of wilderness. Iliamna is the transportation hub of the area, served by several arilines providing daily scheduled flights from Anchorage. Air taxis and charter service provide transportation to outlying villages.

Source: Lake & Peninsula Borough

How to Get There

From Anchorage you will need to fly with Alaska Airlines or Peninsula Airways to King Salmon. Grant Aviation services Levelock and Igiugig with daily scheduled flights and charters. Charters can be made to other villages in the Iliamna Lake region. Cargo service is also available. Reservations can be made by calling (907) 246-3590 or toll free at (855) 246-3590.

For more information download the full printable Visitor Guide and Business Directory
or visit the Lake & Peninsula Borough website.