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

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Coasts

Chinitna Bay is a prime bear-viewing location.
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.

Did You Know?

A Dall Sheep ram in the mountains of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Dall's sheep are the only wild sheep in the world with a white coat. Because they prefer steep, mountainous habitat, spotting a sheep is a rare treat in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.