Village of Igiugig

Lake Iliamna ~ Kvichak River

Welcome to Igiugig

Sportfishing Igiugig, Alaska

Igiugig Village (Igyararmiut) is a small village, population 68 (as of 2020 census), 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.

All Igyararmiut (people of Igiugig) engage in the subsistence way of life and rely on salmon as a main food source. Igiugig is committed to clean energy and sustainability in keeping with its Yup’ik cultural values – it is the first Alaskan Village to use hydrokinetic power in the Kvichak River. Igiugig’s five-star school, zero crime rate, greenhouse, and recycling program have contributed to its reputation as Alaska’s cleanest rural village.

Community ~ Education ~ Culture

Village Life

Being home to 68 people (as of 2020 census), 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.

Renewable Energy

Igiugig RivGen

About the Igiugig RivGen Project

The RivGen® Power System generates emission-free electricity from river currents and connects directly into existing remote community grids using smart grid technology. It consists of three major subsystems: shore-side power electronics, mooring system, and turbine generator (TGU) device...

Location: Kvichak River, Alaska, U.S.A. Lat: 59°19'28.46"N Long: 155°54’55.11”W

Please be advised that ORPC Alaska, on behalf of the Village of Igiugig, is notifying the U.S. Coast Guard of the continued operation of the RivGen® Power System, in the upper Kvichak River [Figure 1]. This Power System, which generates electricity from the river’s current, is located near the west bank of the river between Fish and Game and Fly Islands (aproximately a half mile from the head of the river)...
Village Updates
  • The new ANE Career Counselor is Atkiq Michelle Ilutsik-Snyder. She grew up in Alaqnaqiq and Curyung (Aleknagik and Dillingham) and is currently living in Dgheyaytnu (Anchorage). A life-long sub...
  • Igiugig Story Website

    Igiugig Tribal Library is pleased to announce that the Niraqutaq Qallemcinek (Bridge of Stories) website is ready for visitors, with eight recorded stories, two of which have been translated into Y...
  • In Fall 2021, Igiugig Village was awarded a three-year $2 million grant from the Department of Education to develop the Iliamna Communities Teaching Culture through Native Languages (CTC-NL) projec...
  • StoryWalk

    Igiugig Tribal Library was recently awarded a small grant from the Alaska State Library to create our very own story walk in Igiugig. “StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — ...
  • Class of 2022

    Congratulation Class of 2022 - Kiara Nelson & Kaylee Hill
  • In Memorium

    Remembering Jonathan David Alvarez, Eileen Rose Nelson, and Derek Leichliter
  • Summer 2022 in Igiugig started off busy with fishing boats zooming on the Kvichak and kids playing in the pristine waters of Lake Iliamna. We have been experiencing very hot and dry weather, so ple...
  • Igiugig Village Council’s bilingual children’s books aim to inspire our community in the art of storytelling, illustrating, and learning the publishing process. These Yup’ik stories were told by ...


      • If you are leaving on a flight, please park on the sides or back (North side) of the hanger.

      • If you are at the airport working, doing business, garbage, etc., and need to stop in front of the hanger (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, the office door, or the white trash trailer.

      Thank you!

    • Fuel is available through the council office. Please check at the office for current prices. Unleaded is available at the pump 24/7.
      100LL, diesel, and propane are for sale. Contact the office for more information: +1 907-533-3211.

      Igiugig Village Council is open 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday.

      For after hours fuel, call Ida: +1 907-720-8716.

      Individuals will be charged a $75 call out fee and businesses will be charged a $150 call out fee if any employee is called in after hours/weekend/holiday to assist you with diesel, propane, etc.

    • Remember to separate #1 (keep caps on bottles), aluminum cans, glass, & food scraps. Properly segregating your trash will help keep the cost of dump fees down.

      Please consolidate all recycling and contact the IVC office for proper disposal. Hours of landfill operation are available at the IVC main office. Igiugig recycles aluminum cans, foil, batteries, plastic, tin, electronics waste, and used oil, so please segregate these items.

      We compost! Bring it to the greenhouse. Please no dairy or meat products.

      Thank you for your cooperation & understanding!

    • 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 costs down when you keep public lights on! We can only help you if you help yourself!

    • Freight Handling: An employee from the Village Council will be our designated Freight Haulers so that we don't have large groups of residents gathering at the airport at once. They will be wearing gloves and delivering freight to your doorstep. Please take the precautionary efforts of using gloves and washing hands after handling freight as well. This is a work in progress and realize it may not always run perfectly, but please be patient with us as we try and get a good routine down. The airlines have been contacted and are working with us on this as well. Quyana.
    • Igiugig Village Council
      COVID-19 Travel Restrictions and Quarantine Guidelines

      In response to the 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. We will be updating our guidelines as needed. If you have any questions regarding visiting or returning to Igiugig, please contact us +1 907-533-3211.

      View September 22, 2021 COVID-19 Update


    Upcoming Events
    • August 29 - School Open
    • September 4 - Labor Day
    • October 18 - Alaska Day
    Library Information
    Winter Library Hours

    Monday to Thursday 4:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
    Friday 4:30 P.M. to 6 P.M.
    Saturday 1 P.M. to 3 P.M.
    Sunday Closed
    (all times are subject to change)

    The village library is located on the second floor of the Igiugig School and open to the public. Please stop by the Igiugig Tribal Offices before visiting the library as days and times are subject to change. Quyana! (Thank you!).

    Library Online

    Check out e-books and audio books online
    1) Go to:
    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.

    Niraqutaq Qallemcinek - Bridge of Stories

    Sponsored by the Igiugig Tribal Library, Niraqutaq Qallemcinek is a multi-year local history project that collects and organizes audio stories and related photographs from Igiugig community members.

    Visit Bridge of Stories

    Naaqi - Read

    Stories Read in Yup'ik
    These Yup’ik stories were told by Igiugig elders Mike Andrew and Mary Olympic in 2007. Copies available for purchase from Igiugig Village Council while supplies last.

    Visit Naaqi - Read

    Igiugig Store & Post Office
    Store Hours

    Monday – Saturday: 4:00pm-5:00pm (subject to change)
    Closed Sunday
    Located next to Post Office.

    Post Office Hours

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10am-11am (subject to change)

    Igiugig Clinic

    The clinic, staffed with one or two health aids, is open Monday-Friday, 9am-3:30pm. (subject to change)

    The clinic phone number is +1 907-533-3207. The emergency cell is +1 907-533-6020.

    If there is no heath aide in the village, please call the Nilavena Clinic at +1 907-571-1818 or +1 907-571-7111 for after-hours emergencies.

    Contact Us

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    Igiugig Tribal Village Council

    PO Box 4008
    Igiugig, AK 99613

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