in the Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area
- Area Type
- Place of Interest
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (min shoo' mih nuh); a.k.a. Minchumina
- Census Designated Place (CDP)
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Facilities and Amenities
Geography and Climate
- Lake Minchumina is located north of Mount McKinley in Interior Alaska.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
- Lake Minchumina lies in the continental climate zone, characterized by about 20 inches of average annual precipitation and an average temperature of about 22 °F. Temperature extremes are greater in the Continental zone than in the other climatic zones. The coldest month in 2013 was February, with a mean minimum temperature of -6.5 °F. The warmest month was June, with a mean maximum temperature of 73.9 °F.
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History and Culture
- Historically a Native area, this is the location of an airfield, a small village, and a lodge. A post office was established in 1930. The school was closed in the 1999-2000 year due to insufficient students.
- Many residents run dog sled teams. Few Natives live at Lake Minchumina year-round. A subsistence lifestyle is practiced.
- Indigenous Language
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- A state-owned gravel airstrip is available. The lake may be accessed by boat in the summer. There is no road connection.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection