• 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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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.

March 18, 2014
Land Exchange Request
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is responding to a request for a land exchange with a privately owned parcel. The parcels being considered for the exchange are along the northwest shore of Lake Clark.

February 24, 2014
Hearings Set on Wildlife Hunting Restrictions
The National Park Service is holding public hearings in March on temporary restrictions for certain sport hunting practices in several national preserves in Alaska. Public comments on these provisions will be taken from March 9 through March 22.

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.

August 07, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Reduces Risk of Future Fires Revives Forest
The active 1784-acre Currant Creek Fire has burned for more than a month 15 miles northeast of Port Alsworth in Lake Clark National Park. Through shared wildfire responsibilities, the National Park Service and State of Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers continue to balance the risks and benefits of the lightning-caused fire.

July 31, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Responds to Hot and Dry Weather
Given the persistent hot and dry weather, the 1,784-acre Currant Creek Fire remains active on the north side of Currant Creek.

July 28, 2013
Multiple Small Columns of Smoke Observed
The fire continues to burn on the north side of Currant Creek and is expected to consume most of the remaining fuels between the fire and the north edge of Currant Creek within the next couple of days if the current weather pattern persists.

July 26, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Update
Northern portions of the Currant Creek Fire has been active during this period of hot, dry weather and two NPS fire personnel were dispatched yesterday to install a weather station on Currant Creek and monitor the fire from the ground.

July 24, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Responds to Warm Weather, Becomes Active Again
Once again warm and dry weather has settled over Lake Clark NP and the Currant Creek Fire has responded by becoming active. The Division of Forestry monitored the 779 acre-fire twice July 23.

July 15, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Remains Active
The State of Alaska Division of Forestry conducted an overflight of the Currant Creek Fire July 14 in the evening and reported that the west side of the fire was active and burning toward Lake Clark.

July 14, 2013
Smokejumpers Deployed to Currant Creek Fire
Activity on the Currant Creek Fire increased July 13 prompting State of Alaska Division of Forestry fire managers to deploy eight smokejumpers to assess the fire from the ground.

July 01, 2013
Currant Creek Fire Smoke Column Visible Sunday
Sunday, June 30 a prominent column of smoke from the Currant Creek Fire was visible to pilots and Port Alsworth residents. The fire is 15 miles northeast of Port Alsworth and was reported initially by local residents June 26 after a thunderstorm.

June 23, 2013
More Accurate Mapping Shows Kristin Creek Fire Growing
Port Alsworth, Alaska –The State of Alaska Division of Forestry mapped the Kristin Creek Fire from the air yesterday and reported that it had grown from 635 acres on June 20 to 2,409 acres. The fire was 65 percent active, smoldering primarily in tundra and moving predominately to the northwest. Four helitack fire fighters are on the ground monitoring the fire and its movements closely and focusing their efforts on reducing the wildfire risk to structures.

June 21, 2013
Kristin Creek Fire News Release June 21 2013
The Kristin Creek Fire continues to burn in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and has grown from 5 acres, as reported on June 18, to 635 acres as of June 21 at approximately 3:00 p.m.

 

Did You Know?

Sharing smoked salmon is part of traditional Dena'ina life.

Dena'ina Athabascan people in the Lake Clark area preserve salmon by drying and smoking, as their ancestors have done for thousands of years.