Established first as a national monument in 1978 and then as a national park and preserve in 1980, Lake Clark is one of the nation's 401 National Park Service units. The staff take pride in their role in managing this legacy and protecting your cultural and natural resources.
The overall management of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve emanates from the 1916 Organic Act that created the National Park Service to:
Park managers work with local communities, state and federal agencies, the general public, and numerous other partners to ensure that actual and armchair visitors can experience Lake Clark National Park and Preserve's incredibly diverse and dynamic ecosystems and cultural landscapes in meaningful ways while keeping the promise of preservation for future generations.
Learn more about the management of Lake Clark by exploring the links below.
Did You Know?
Pilot Matt Nieminen was the first to fly into Lake Clark country in 1930, in a Waco 10 biplane on floats. Nieminen is seen here on the floats of a Fairchild 71 at Two Lakes, just after he became the first to fly over Mt. McKinley in it.