• Autumn photo of Lake Clark and the Aleutian Range in Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Fees, Reservations & Permits

a tent set up on a lakeshore, with a motor boat in the water not far away
Many visitors to the park camp either on Lake Clark or while on backpacking or river trips.
M. Richotte
 

There are no fee areas in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Camping does not require reservations and permits are not required for backcountry travel or camping.

However, all parties venturing into the backcountry are asked to complete this voluntary backcountry registration form, which is used for informational purposes only. It provides park managers with valuable insight in to visitor use levels, trends and activities. It can also assist rangers with a rescue in the event that a third party calls the park to report a party overdue.

Please note: The National Park Service does not track your party's progress through the park. We recommend that you leave a copy of your itinerary with a friend or relative for safety purposes.

Please follow park rules and regulations and acquire the appropriate state licenses for hunting and fishing.

Did You Know?

Antlers are covered with velvet while still growing - the velvet contains blood vessels that bring nutrients to the growing tissue.

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.