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.



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



I-N-N Electric Cooperative

P.O. Box 70

Naknek, AK 99633

Manager - George Hornberger

(907) 246-4261



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