Q. Where is the Athabascan village of Nondalton? Thanks – Susan
A. Nondalton is a very small village of only 247 hardy souls. It is located 200 miles southwest of Anchorage, near the SW end of Lake Clark, which is sort of right above the Aleutian peninsula. It is about 15 miles North of Iliamna. To get there you have to fly to Iliamna and then hire a private plane to take you to the little airstrip, which is a mile from the village. Airfare within Alaska is terrible. It would cost you $367. RT to fly from Anchorage to Iliamna. That would be during 3 days of the week. The rest of the week would be something like $450. To put it into perspective, you could fly clear to Seattle for that! Ouch.
Besides the native population, you will find Bureau of Land Management employees and firefighters stationed there.
If you are serious about going, Alaska Airlines and Penn Air service the area. Also, you might want to call the City of Nondalton to inquire about place to stay, etc. That # is (907) 294-2235. I don’t believe there is a hotel there, but there are wilderness lodges in the area. Hope this helps. Bonnie J.