Crescent Lake, in the heart of the Chigmit Mountains, offers outstanding fishing and bear viewing opportunities for visitors. Sockeye and silver salmon run up the Crescent River throughout the summer. Brown and black bears travel the shoreline of the lake and river in search of their next meal.
The towering Chigmit Mountains and Redoubt Volcano reflect in the clean, clear, cold water. Crescent Lake is a spectacular and wild place. It is also the park's most visited destination and visitors should expect to see other people while at Crescent Lake.
Fishing in Bear Country
It is important that bears do not learn to steal fish from humans fishing. Please follow these guidelines to avoid drawing unnecessary attention from bears:
Did You Know?
As recently as the 1960s, dog team travel was still the best way to get around Lake Clark country in the winter. Snowmobiles are more common now, but many people still keep sled dogs.