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

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska


A find on the Lake Clark coast.
Invertebrate fossils in the intertidal zone on the
Lake Clark coast.

Coastal cliffs between Cook Inlet and the eastern side of Lake Clark National Park hold fossil remnants of 150 million years of sea life.

Please look at, touch, and enjoy these unique fossils! We ask you, however, to resist the temptation to take them home. Removing fossils from the park and preserve is illegal. Although Lake Clark seems remote, in fact many people visit the area. If visitors take fossils and other artifacts, eventually there will be no more left and our national heritage will be impoverished.

Did You Know?

A dog team in winter. Photo courtesy of Guy Groat.

As recently as the 1960s, dog team travel was still the best way to get around Lake Clark country in the winter. Snowmobiles are more common now, but many people still keep sled dogs.