Native Village of Kokhanok

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NATIVE VILLAGE OF KOKHANOK

(Population 166)

Kokhanok is located on the south shore of Lake Iliamna, 22 miles south of Iliamna and 88 miles northeast of King Salmon.  Kokhanok is accessible by air and water. A State-owned 2,920' long by 60' wide gravel airstrip and a seaplane base serve scheduled and charter air services from Anchorage, Iliamna, and King Salmon.

The original site of Kokhanok, called “Isigiug”, was located 2 ½ miles down the beach from the present location of Kokhanok.  This fishing village was first listed in the U.S. Census in 1890 by A.B. Schanz.  The village has a mixed Native population, primarily Aleut.  Subsistence activities are the focal point of the culture and lifestyle.  The village is served by the Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, which is on the National Register of Historic Places.