Our Land

The lands that make up what is now Pedro Bay have supported the Dena’ina People for centuries. The lands provide food and materials for shelter, tools and other necessities.

Today, the Dena’ina continue to rely on the lands for their subsistence and cultural traditions.

Pedro Bay is a remote village located in the Lake and Peninsula Borough, at the head of Pedro Bay and the east end of Iliamna Lake. It can only be reached by air or water. The state of Alaska operates a gravel airstrip and the community has scheduled and chartered air services.

Barges transport most of the outside goods and fuel to residents, moving goods from Homer to Iliamna Bay, then goods are portaged over a 14-mile road to Pile Bay, 10 miles from Pedro Bay.  

Iliamna Lake is surrounded by 4,000 foot peaks to the northeast and flat terrain in the southwest. Thick tundra blankets the lands, and offers a range of berries and greens. Abundant fish and wildlife provide food to sustain us year-round. Spectacular scenery and recreational activities are the focus of tourism opportunities.

Pedro Bay Corporation Lands

Our lands are the foundation of our corporation and our culture, and utilization of the land for economic purposes is closely balanced with subsistence use, archeological research and historic preservation.

Pedro Bay Corporation is responsible for the oversight of 92,100 acres of surface land, allotted under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

PBC’s Land Use Policy allows access to the public on a limited basis, with written permission. Scientists, surveyors, photographers, campers, hikers, guides, anglers and hunters are asked to respect PBC’s land.

Applications must be approved and all fees paid prior to usage. Unauthorized use of PBC land is prohibited and trespassing is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. PBC employs a Land and Resource Officer to monitor use of PBC Land, and Land Observers to participate in use inspections to ensure PBC lands are protected and to prevent unauthorized use.

For questions or to gain access our lands, contact (907) 277-1500 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..