Get to Know the Communities of Lake and Peninsula
Incorporated in 1989, seventeen communities were officially united as a borough. The communities were formed to empower these tiny groups of people with a louder voice together.
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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. 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!
Newhalen is on the north shore of Lake Iliamna. Iliamna draws fishermen from around the world. Fishermen come for other fish such as Rainbow Trout, Pacific Salmon, and Arctic Grayling. For Rainbow Trout, this is a catch and release lake, meaning that the population of Rainbows here are trophy sized. Expect to catch Rainbow Trout in the 15-28 inch range.
Nondalton is located on the west shore of Six Mile Lake, 15 miles north of Iliamna and 200 miles southwest of Anchorage. Dena'ina values and traditions are very strong here, where elders continue to educate the younger generation in hopes of preserving their culture. Residents here practice a subsistence lifestyle, dependent upon fish and game for food.
The lands that make up Pedro Bay have supported the Dena'ina people for centuries. Pedro Bay offers opportunity for world class fishing, hunting, and outdoor adventures. The people have been longstanding stewards of the critical fish and wildlife habitat and traditional cultural resources.
Pope-Vannoy Landing in a Census Designated Place (CDP) in the Lake and Peninsula Borough. It first appeared on the 2000 United States Census.
Most homes in Pope-Vannoy Landing are used only seasonally.