Iliamna is a popular sport fishing destination located on the northwest side of Iliamna Lake in southwest Alaska. Lake Iliamna is Alaska's largest lake, at nearly 100 miles long, 30 miles wide and it offers some of the best fishing in the state. Iliamna was originally a traditional Athabascan village. Prior to 1935, it was located near the mouth of the Iliamna River, until the villagers moved to its present location on Iliamna Lake.
With fishing being the main pastime here, one can find several choices in sport fishing lodges in the area. The first sport fishing lodge was built in Iliamna in the 1930's, with many more following over the years. Today the lake offers both salmon and trout fishing, as well as sightings of freshwater seals. Visitors to Iliamna will be very likely to see bear and other wildlife, and can explore the lake and surrounding areas via boat or on foot. The fishing lodges provide accommodations, food and assist guests in setting up tours and other outdoor adventures.
Iliamna is 225 miles from Anchorage and there are daily flights offered out of Anchorage into Iliamna on the smaller charter services.
For more information on visiting Iliamna check out the Iliamna Alaska section of our Alaska Travel Guide including Iliamna Activities & Trips and Iliamna Lodging.
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