Welcome to Igiugig

Igiugig 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.

Upcoming Events

  • July 4 - 4th of July Celebration TBA

Summer Library Hours
Monday – Friday: 10am to 12pm
Subject to change.

Store Hours
Monday – Saturday: 5pm to 6pm
Located behind the Boarding House in a green building.

Anutiiq - Birthdays

  • 5 - Christina Salmon-Bringhurst
  • 15 - Kevin Olympic
  • 20 - Jeremy Salmon

  • 1 - Eileen Nelson
  • 1 - Kiara Nelson
  • 1 - Gregory Zackar Jr.
  • 8 - Ida Nelson
  • 9 - David Alvarez
  • 12 - Stacy Hill
  • 16 - Fewnia Zharoff
  • 18 - Dolly Zharoff
  • 19 - Betsy Hostetter
  • 21 - Keilan Wassillie
  • 25 - Mavrik Salmon
  • 29 - Alicia Zackar


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