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Iliamna Lake
from the northern shore
Location Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Coordinates 59°32′12″N 155°01′28″W / 59.53667°N 155.02444°W / 59.53667; -155.02444Coordinates: 59°32′12″N 155°01′28″W / 59.53667°N 155.02444°W / 59.53667; -155.02444
Lake type oligotrophic
Primary outflows Kvichak River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 77 mi (124 km)
Max. width 22 mi (35 km)
Surface area 1,012.5 sq mi (2,622 km2)
Average depth 144 ft (44 m)
Max. depth 988 ft (301 m)
Water volume 27.7 cu mi (115 km3)
Residence time 7.8 years
Surface elevation 46 ft (14 m)
Settlements Iliamna, Newhalen, Kokhanok, Pedro Bay, Igiugig

Iliamna Lake (or Lake Iliamna) is a lake in southwest Alaska. It is at the north end of the Alaska Peninsula. It is about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Seldovia, Alaska.

Lake Iliamna is the largest lake in Alaska. It is the eighth largest lake in the United States. It covers about 1,000 square miles (2,600 square kilometers). The lake is 77 miles (124 kilometers) long and up to 22 miles (35 kilometers) wide. Its deepest point is 988 feet (301 meters) deep. The lake drains through the Kvichak River into Bristol Bay.

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