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

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

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July 30, 2014
Park Rangers Put Down Bear to Protect Visitors
On Tuesday, July 29th, Lake Clark National Park Service park rangers put down a sub-adult female brown bear near Silver Salmon Creek following an incident on private land adjacent to the park.

June 02, 2014
Fire Ban Lifted
Weekend storms brought an inch of rain to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, moderating fire danger enough that park officials are lifting the burn closure.

May 30, 2014
Dry Conditions Persist in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
With the forecast showing more rain likely, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve will lift its ban on open burning in conjunction with the Lake and Peninsula Borough if the area receives at least a quarter inch of rain.

May 20, 2014
All Open Fires Prohibited
Effective immediately, all open fires in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve are prohibited due to high fire danger. This order will be in effect until weather and fire conditions change. The period of this ban will generally correspond to fire ban decisions put in place by the Lake and Peninsula Borough but will be managed independently based on the wide geographic range and diversity of available fuels within the park and preserve boundaries.

April 17, 2014
High Fish Mercury Levels Discovered
Fish sampled in four Alaskan national parks have tested positive for mercury and in some cases exceeded State of Alaska unlimited human consumption thresholds for women and children.

April 01, 2014
SWAN 2014 Update Available
Are you curious about the various inventory and monitoring projects that are planned to be conducted in the park? Take a look at the Southwest Alaska Network (SWAN) Spring Update

August 26, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Officially Declared Out
Sunday, August 25 the Currant Creek Fire in Lake Clark National Park was declared officially out by the State of Alaska Division of Forestry.

April 04, 2011
2014 Compendium Available
The Superintendent's Compendium is reviewed annually and provides a list of regulations under the discretionary authority of the superintendent. It will answer questions you may have about how long you can camp near Proenneke's cabin, where use of a bear canister is required, which activities in the park require permits, and much more. The 2014 compendium has been published and is available at the link above.

 

Concerns Regarding Large-scale Mining on the Western Boundary of the Park

The prospective development of the Pebble Prospect and the opening up of a wide-spread mining district just outside of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve has been widely reported in the media. This document outlines park management's concerns regarding potential impact on the park and preserve.

 

Did You Know?

A glacier in Lake Clark's Neacola mountains.

The glaciers of the last ice age retreated from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve 14,000 years ago, and the earliest archeological evidence of people in the park is about 10,000 years old.