aerial view of mountains rising up near the ocean

Chinitna Bay, in the far southeastern part of the park, is a popular bear-viewing spot.

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve boasts 123 miles of coast along Cook Inlet. The entire coast is located just west of the Kenai Peninsula, and includes parts of Tuxedni and Chinitna bays. Several islands in Tuxedni Bay are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as part of the Alaska Maritime Wildlife Refuge.

The Lake Clark coast is famous for bear viewing, bird rookeries, and spectacular scenery. For more information see our pages on bears, birds, and wildlife viewing.

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