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We are back in business and looking to reestablish our office headquarters. In the meantime, we're not letting that keep us from promoting the people and businesses of this region and to provide visitors with information and the resources they will need to make their visit more enjoyable.
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Roy Winter, President
Dillingham Chamber of Commerce
The Dillingham Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c) non profit membership organization promoting a healthy business environment by supporting diversified economic development. Please note we are in the process of updating our billing system, and we will have a new secure checkout online available in the next few weeks. We've also supported community projects and events such as the Beaver Round-Up Festival, 4th of July Salmon Bake and the Annual Community Clean Up that enhance the quality of life for everyone that calls the Bristol Bay region home.
Dillingham is the economic and regional hub of Bristol Bay, located approximately 370 air miles southwest of Anchorage. Its location is at the head of Nushagak Bay and a the mouth of the Wood and Nushagak Rivers. Dillingham sits at the edge of rolling tundra with ridges of spruce and birch trees. Pristine lakes and streams abound.
If large game is on your mind, moose, caribou, and bear roam the area. Hunting and fishing guides, lodges, and outfitters provide services to meet all the needs of the sportsman or sportswoman.
Dog mushing, snowmachining, cross country skiing, ice skating, and ice fishing in Dillingham’s moderate climate also combine to make winter a great time to visit!
Southwest Alaska, The Last Great Salmon Fishery
The Bristol Bay watershed is known to have one of the largest salmon runs worldwide. Dillingham is home to both the Nushagak and Wood rivers, and is the hub to some of the best commercial fishing fleets in Alaska.
All five species of Pacific Salmon—Chinook (king), sockeye (red), co-ho (silver), humpies (pink) and chum, along with freshwater rainbow trout, arctic char, dolly varden and northern pike, are prolific in the Wood River and Tikchik systems.
In Robert Glenn Ketchum’s book, Rivers of Life, Deborah Williams, Executive Director of Alaska Conservation Foundation is quoted, “There are few places left in the world as wild, biologically productive, remote, beautiful, economically important and fragile as the Bristol Bay watershed in western Alaska.”