The purpose of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is to protect a region of dynamic geologic and ecological processes that create scenic mountain landscapes, unaltered watersheds supporting Bristol Bay red salmon, and habitats for wilderness dependent populations of fish and wildlife, vital to 10,000 years of human history. The staff at Lake Clark works to protect the park according to the park purpose and to ensure that actual and armchair visitors to the park have opportunities to experience the park in meaningful ways.
Park Management Documents
Some park management documents are available to the public. These plans, reports, and compilations can help explain what issues the park faces, and how management plans to address them, as well as spell out park rules and regulations.
General Management Plan guides the management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park. (8.43 MB .pdf)
Lake Clark Compendium lists rules and policies specific to the park. Updated annually. (.37 MB .pdf) *PLEASE NOTE: The Compendium for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve will be available for review and comment starting on January 15 each year. Please go to the NPS Alaska Region website to view the compendium.
Strategic Plan examines the park's long-term goals and practices. (.30 MB .pdf)
Foundation Statement describes the park's core mission that supports park planning and management. (4.35 MB .pdf)
Long-Range Interpretive Plan 2010 outlines recommendations for future interpretive services, facilities, and media. (6.78 MB .pdf)
Superintendent's Annual Report summarizes park program activities and accomplishments. (3.47 MB .pdf)
Did You Know?
The nest and eggs of the surfbird were a mystery until 1926. The species is extraordinarily far-ranging, and in winter is found from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego in southern Chile.