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

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska


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.

Did You Know?

Dick Proenneke's cabin on Twin Lakes.

Richard Proenneke built his cabin on Twin Lakes using only hand tools and his own labor. He began work on the cabin in 1968 at the age of 51 and lived there until 1998, when he was 82.