Welcome to Igiugig Village (Igyararmiut)

Igiugig Village (Igyararmiut) is a small village (population 69) located in southwestern Alaska, on the south bank of the mouth of the Kvichak River and Lake Iliamna. The village is 48 miles southwest of Iliamna, Alaska and 56 miles northeast of King Salmon, Alaska. The Village's population consists mainly of Yup'ik Eskimos, Aleuts, and Athabascan Indians. The word Igiugig means "Like a throat that swallows water" in the Yup'ik language - a name clearly derived from the location of the Village right at the mouth where Lake Illiamna feeds the Kvichak River.

The Lake Iliamna/Kvichak River water system is renowned for having the best sportfishing in all of Alaska. July sees phenomenal runs of sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay up the Kvichak River, and August and September are prime times for fishing in the only designated Trophy Rainbow Trout area in Alaska, where Rainbows grow in excess of 30 inches. September is also prime time for hunting caribou or ptarmigan.

Village Life

Being home to 69 people, Igiugig is a community with strong educational values, elder respect, and people with strong wills. Located on the sloping banks of the Kvichak River, Igiugig is a prime site for subsistence fishing and hunting, tourism, and travel.

Visitor Guide

Nestled alongside Alaska's largest freshwater lake and the crystalline Kvichak River, Igiugig offers an unforgettable experience: trophy rainbow trout, world's greatest sockeye salmon run, breathtaking scenery, and exceptional hospitality.

Tribal Government

The Igiugig Village Council, which is also known as the Tribal Council, is responsible for handling the governmental activities of the Village in addition to maintaining and overseeing the Village's general well-being and continued existence.

Covid-19 Updates

Igiugig Village Council
COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Guidelines

In response to the developing world-wide COVID-19 virus pandemic, the Igiugig Village Council with support from the community members of Igiugig, has developed recommendations for restricting travel to our community, as well as quarantine guidelines for community members returning to Igiugig. You can view the current guidelines by clicking on the link below. We will be updating this as needed. If you have any questions regarding visiting or returning to Igiugig, please contact us.

For latest updates please see Igiugig COVID-19 Updates

Library Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:00-8:00 PM.
Times are subject to change. Please call for current hours.
Check out e-books and audio books online
1) Go to: https://adl.overdrive.com/
2) Sign in with your card number and last name.
3) Download books to a Kindle or reading app.
To get a card number, contact the library.

Store Hours
Monday – Friday: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-2:00pm
Closed Sunday & Holidays
Located next to Post Office.

The Igiugig after-hours emergency number is 907.533.6020.
If there is no heath aide in the village, please call the Nilavena Clinic at 907.571.1818 or 907.571.7111 for after-hours emergencies.

Anutiiq - Birthdays

  • 5 - Sherry Nelson
  • 6 - Colton Bybee
  • 14 - Renea Zackar
  • 18 - Halay Turning Heart
  • 27 - Randy Alvarez
  • 30 - Teagan Wassillie


  • 5 - Tate Gooden
  • 8 - Sharolynn Zackar
  • 11 - Ella Gooden
  • 11 - Addison & Luke Salmon-Anelon
  • 12 - Tanya Salmon
  • 15 - Leif Richards
  • 17 - Tia Hobson
  • 23 - June Gooden
  • 28 - Walt Gooden


  • April 4: Easter
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • May 2: Pascha
  • May 9: Mother's Day
  • May 31: Memorial Day


  • We ask that you be patient with us as a Village Council because we are always evolving as this pandemic plays out. The following is what we have arranged:

    1) To minimize physical contact there has been a box set up at the post office for you to drop off your outgoing mail. Your incoming mail will be dropped off after it’s been sorted.

    2) UPS is now being picked up by our freight haulers, Taty Zackar, Fewnia Zharoff and Jon Salmon, and dropped off at your door step.

    Trash is currently being picked up on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please toss your own trash into the back of the truck when it pulls up to your house. Elders, please leave your trash outside your door and our interns will pick it up for you.

    View Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Guidelines

  • Fuel Fuel is for sale:
    Unleaded is available at the pump 24/7.
    100 LL, diesel, and propane for sale.
    Contact the office for more information 907-533-3211.

    Igiugig Village Council is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    For after hours fuel call contact Ida 907-720-8716

    You will be charged a $25.00 call out fee if any employee is called in after hours to assist you with fuel, propane, etc.

  • Please Recycle Remember to separate #1 plastics, aluminum cans, glass, & food scraps. Properly segregating your trash will help keep the cost of dump fees down.

    Signs have been hung around the hangar directing you where to dispose of your trash.

    Please drop your trash off during Office hours.

    Thank you for your cooperation & understanding!

    • If you are leaving on a flight, please park on the sides or back (North Side) of the hangar.
    • If you are at the airport working, doing business, garbage, etc., and need to stop in front of the hangar (South side) please park within 30’ of the building.
    • DO NOT leave your vehicle out on the apron where airplanes need to taxi, park, or unload.
    • DO NOT park right in front of the hangar doors, or office door. Thanks!
  • Please Turn Off Lights

    It's a simple task. When you leave any public building, please turn out the lights behind you. Even if you plan on returning later.

    The next time you look at your light bill and start to complain about the cost of it, remember that we can't keep electric bills down when you keep public lights on! We can only help you if you help yourself!

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