in the Lake and Peninsula Borough
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (KOCK-hone-ack); alt. Kakhonak
- Community's Judicial District
Geography and Climate
- Kokhanok is located on the south shore of Iliamna Lake, 22 miles south of Iliamna and 88 miles northeast of King Salmon.
- Kokhanok lies in the transitional climatic zone. Average summer temperatures range from 40 to 64 °F; winter temperatures average 3 to 30 °F. The record high is 84 °F and the record low -47 °F. Precipitation averages 32 inches annually, with 89 inches of snowfall. Wind storms and ice fog are common during winter.
- Community Map Available
- Map URL
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- This fishing village was first listed in the U.S. Census in 1890 by A.B. Schanz. The community was relocated to higher ground a few years ago when the rising level of Iliamna Lake threatened several community buildings.
- The village has a mixed Native population, primarily Alutiiq and Yup'ik. Subsistence activities are the focal point of the culture and lifestyle.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Kokhanok Village
- Local Option Restrictions
- Sale of alcohol is banned.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Kokhanok is accessible by air and water. A state-owned 3,300 long by 75' wide gravel airstrip and a seaplane base serve scheduled and charter air services from Anchorage, Iliamna, and King Salmon. Supplies delivered by barge via the Kvichak River must be lightered to shore. There are no docking facilities. Skiffs, ATVs, and trucks are common forms of local transportation.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District