• 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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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.

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.

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.

 

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.