• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska


log cabin in woods, near a pebbly beach and lakeshore
Richard Proenneke's cabin on Upper Twin Lakes
NPS Photo
Richard Proenneke's Cabin

Although Proenneke's was not the first or biggest cabin built at Twin Lakes, it stands out for the remarkable craftsmanship that reflects his unshakeable wilderness ethic. The cabin was built using only hand tools, many of which Proenneke himself had fashioned. Throughout the thirty years he lived at the cabin Proenneke created homemade furniture and implements that reflect his woodworking genius. His meticulous film and journal records help modern visitors - from afar or in person - understand his experiences in this special place. Learn more about Proenneke's cabin on Twin Lakes.

Chinitna Bay

For at least 3,000 years, and probably much longer, the remote west shore of cook Inlet has been a place of gathering for fishing, clamming, sea mammal hunting and ritual. Discover the beauty of Chinitna Bay.
Tanalian Point

The Dena'ina word, Tanilen Vetnu, means "flows into water stream" and describes the Tanalian River flowing into Lake Clark at Tanalian Point.

Tanalian Point was the first settlement south of Port Alsworth on Lake Clark's southeastern shore. In it's heyday, during the first 50 years of the 20th century, it was a bustling hub for trappers, prospectors, and travelers. Today, much of Tanalian Point is private land. Learn more about the history of Tanalian Point.

Telaquana Trail

In the historic period -- and likely far back into prehistory -- this trail served as a travel route between communities, and as an important hunting and fishing area. Miners, trappers and explorers occasionally used the trail throughout the 1800s and early 1900s, and today, it is a popular destination for backpackers seeking a wilderness challenge. Explore the Telaquana Trail.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the NPS National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.

Did You Know?

Sharing smoked salmon is part of traditional Dena'ina life.

Dena'ina Athabascan people in the Lake Clark area preserve salmon by drying and smoking, as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.