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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is not on the road system and access is primarily by small aircraft. When weather and tides permit, the east side of the park on the Cook Inlet coast may be accessed by boat in addition to aircraft.
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Air Charter Services
The following air-taxis are authorized to land anywhere in the Park and Preserve. They are organized by their community of origin and where they most often fly. However, they are not limited to landing in those locations. Depending on your travel plans and trip itinerary it may be useful to inquire about charter services to other destinations within the park and preserve.
Please note that this page lists air taxi operators. It is not a full list of commercial operators in the park.
Including Silver Salmon Creek, Chinitna Bay, Tuxedni Bay and Crescent Lake
Adventure Airways, Emerald Air Service, Cook Inlet Aviation, Homer Air, K-Bay Air, Smokey Bay Air, Stellar Air Service offer charter service to the coast of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, a variety of tour and scenic flight options, as well as access to locations beyond. Beluga Air and Northwind Aviation offer float plane (only) access within the park, tours and scenic flights.
Andrew Airways offers access to the park and preserve.
Inland Remote Points
Including Lakes and Mountains
Sky Trekking Alaska offers access to the park and preserve.
From Port Alsworth
Fresh Water Adventures offers access to the park and preserve.
Park and Preserve lands and waters are open to fixed-wing aircraft.
Both airstrips in Port Alsworth are private and a ramp fee may be charged. Contact Lake Clark Air or Lake and Peninsula Airlines (Wilder/Natwick) regarding use of their airstrips and tie down options. Pilots should confirm up to date information with private businesses. The Wilder/Natwick runway (05R- 23L) is in the Alaska Supplement.
Several charter boat services on the Kenai Peninsula offer tours that include portions of the Lake Clark coastline, drop-off and pick-up services, or custom charters.
There is no road access to the park and preserve.
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Did You Know?
Female caribou have antlers, but female moose do not. Male moose and all caribou shed their antlers in the late fall or early winter, and grow new antlers in the spring. Caribou and moose are the only two members of the deer family found in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.