2nd Class City
in the Dillingham Census Area
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (man noh koh' tack)
- Community's Judicial District
- Recording District
- Bristol Bay
Geography and Climate
- Manokotak is located 25 miles southwest of Dillingham on the Igushik River. It lies 347 miles southwest of Anchorage.
- Manokotak is located in a climatic transition zone. The primary influence is maritime, although the arctic climate affects the region. Average summer temperatures range from 40 to 70 °F; winter temperatures average from 4 to 30 °F. Annual precipitation averages 20 to 26 inches. Fog and high winds exist periodically through the year. The river is ice-free from June through mid-November.
- Community Map Available
- Map URL
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- Manokotak is one of the newer villages in the Bristol Bay region. It became a permanent settlement in 1946-47 with the consolidation of the villages of Igushik and Tuklung. People also migrated from Kulukak, Togiak, and Aleknagik. Igushik is now used as a summer fish camp by many of the residents of Manokotak. School was conducted in a church constructed in 1949 until a school was built in 1958-59. A post office was established in 1960. Trapping has been an attractive lure to the area, although it has declined since the 1960s. The city was incorporated in 1970. Manokotak is the fourth most poplulated village in the Dillingham census area.
- Manokotak is a Yup'ik Eskimo village with a fishing, trapping, and subsistence lifestyle.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- Name of Federally Recognized Tribe
- Manokotak Village
- Local Option Restrictions
- Ban sale, importation, and possession of alcohol.
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Municipal Facilities & Utilities
- Piped Water, Watering Point, Piped Sewar, Refuse Collection, Volunteer Fire, Fire Hall, Roads, State Funded Public Safety Officer (VPSO)
- Manokotak is accessible by air and water. Regular and charter flights are available from Dillingham. There is a state-owned 3,300' long by 75' wide lighted gravel airstrip one mile to the north and a designated seaplane base. Lighterage services deliver cargo in summer but must pull up to the mud beach; no docking facilities exist on the Igushik River. The Igushik River consists of tight, broad meandering loops; therefore, many miles of waterway must be traveled to cover a comparably short distance in air miles. ATVs, snowmachines, and some automobiles are used for local travel. The Manokotak trail to Dillingham is used by snowmachines during winter to haul fuel.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
- Community's Senate District
- Community's House District