Nurilang (NEW-gha- leng) is the traditional name place for the village presently known as Newhalen. The name is a reference to the Newhalen River.
APC-Newhalen lands are rich with scenic beauty and an abundance of fish and wildlife. The Newhalen River is a world-famous destination for many sports users, recreationalists and wildlife viewers.
Newhalen is located on the north shore of Iliamna Lake in Southwest Alaska at the mouth of the Newhalen River. Newhalen is made up of 8.3 square miles, 6.1 square miles of land and 2.3 square miles of water. APC owns 64,062 acres around Newhalen.
According to the census of 2000, 160 people lived in Newhalen, 39 households, and 37 families. Population density was 26.4 people per square mile. Of those 160 people 8.75% were white, 85.00% were Alaska Native/Native American, 6.25% were of two or more races.
Newhalen was primarily populated by early Yupik and is now a cultural mixture of Dena’Ina, Yupik, and Sugpiag.
To learn more about Newhalen, purchasing a land use permit or connecting with one of our recreational partner vendors, contact Lands and Resources management at (907)274-2433.