Quinhagak is a small village of about 770 people located on the Bering Sea. It is about 72 miles southwest of Bethel and about 420 miles away from Anchorage. The Yup'ik name is Kuinerraq, meaning "new river channel." Quinhagak is a long-established village whose origin has been dated to 1,000 A.D. Nearly all residents can communicate in both Yup'ik and English. In 1904 a mission store opened, followed by a post office in 1905 and a school in 1909. Quinhagak is mainly flat/tundra land and does not have any paved roads, however we do have gravel roads and some board walks.

We are located right on the Kanektok River which provides abundance of fish such as salmon, trout, smelts and grayling. We also hunt for ptarmigan, moose, caribou, geese, duck, and seal. Our students enjoy the land with their families as they go out to pick berries, fish, and hunt together. Quinhagak usually get about 22 inches of rain and 43 inches of snow annually. It usually starts to snow in October and spring break up usually starts late in April. Quinhagak takes pride in their Yup’ik Culture. Our community mainly depend on our subsistence culture to get us by throughout the year.

Plane view
rainbow land



ice fishing

Snow Shot

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