Newhalen is located on the north shore of Iliamna Lake at the mouth of Newhalen River, 5 miles south of Iliamna and 320 miles southwest of Anchorage. The population of the community consists of 91.3% Alaska Native or part Native. Newhalen includes Yup’ik Eskimos, Alutiiq and Athabascans. The Newhalen Tribal Council is located in the community. There are two State-owned gravel airstrips located between Iliamna and Newhalen. Residents rely heavily on subsistence activities, and most families travel to fish camps during the summer.

 

Contacts:

City of Newhalen

P.O. Box 165

Newhalen, AK 99606

Mayor - George Anelon Jr

City Clerk - Ruby Ishnook

(907) 571-1226

 

Newhalen Tribal Council

P.O. Box 207

Newhalen, AK 99606

President - Henry Olympic

(907) 571-1410

 

Utilities:

I-N-N Electric Cooperative

P.O. Box 70

Naknek, AK 99633

Manager - George Hornberger

(907) 246-4261

 

Projects:

Download a listing of projects submitted by the City of Newhalen for inclusion in the Southwest Alaska Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

Download Newhalen Projects List