Welcome to Chignik Lake!

The present population traces its roots from the Alutiiq near Illnik and the old village of Kanatag near Becharof Lake. The community was the winter residence of a single family in 1903. Other families moved from surrounding communities in the early 1950s when a school was built.

Chignik Lake is a predominantly Alutiiq fishing village.

Local planning maps

Woman with large smile sitting and holding baby.  A man with a smile sits beside her.

«“I love Chignik Lake because it is quiet, peaceful, and I get to see the lake and mountains all the time. You never know when it’s a Kodak moment as the bears love to go in front of my place . And of course, I love to teach my kids and grandkids subs» -Nana Kalmakoff, Chignik Lake, Alaska

Get In Touch

Chignik Lake Village

PO Box 33

Chignik Lake, AK 99548

p: 907.845.2212

f: 907.845.2217


By The Numbers

● Population: 49

● Latitude, Longitude: 56.2537, -158.7631

● Sq miles: none

● Date Incorporated: not incorporated

● More info: Chignik Lake Story Map

Getting Here

Chignik Lake is primarily accessible by air. There is a state-owned gravel airstrip; seaplanes may land at Chignik Lagoon. Regularly-scheduled and charter flights are provided.