NPS Photo / M. Richotte
Lake Clark provides excellent fishing opportunities for adventurous anglers. The park and preserve includes some of the most pristine fishery habitats in the National Park system. In fact, one of the original purposes in the founding legislation is preservation of the watershed for the perpetuation of the red salmon fishery.
This fishing season runs primarily from May through October, with the peak season in July and August. Lakes may not be ice free until June.
Mountain lakes and streams nestled among the jagged spires of the Alaska Range contain a combination arctic char, arctic grayling, Dolly Varden, lake trout, rainbow trout, northern pike, and several species of salmon. Listed below are just a few places you can try your luck.
Silver Salmon Creek
● = Present = Uncommon ○ = Probable
NPS Photo / K. Jalone
Bears Have Rights to the Prime Fishing Sites
Splashing Fish Attracts Bears
For More Information
State of Alaska Fishing Regulations
Catch and Release Fishing - Proper catch and release fishing methods increase the chances of survival for the fish you choose not to keep.
Mercury in Fish
Learn about the fish that live in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
Getting to Lake Clark
Staying Safe in Bear Country