• 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.

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.

 

Did You Know?

A Dall Sheep ram in the mountains of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Dall's sheep are the only wild sheep in the world with a white coat. Because they prefer steep, mountainous habitat, spotting a sheep is a rare treat in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.