Operating Hours & Seasons

Cross country skier heads towards plane sitting in snow on skies.

Properly equipped aircraft can land in the park and preserve year-round.

NPS photo / Paige Spencer

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

The park and preserve are open 24 hours per day year round. Seasonal and temporary closures are listed by location below.

 
Dick Proenneke's cabin on a snowy winter's night.

photo courtesy of Raymond Proenneke

Dick Proenneke's Cabin

The Proenneke cabin is locked late September - late May. You may explore the area year round, but may only enter the cabin in the summer months. The spring opening date of the historic cabin is tentative due to ice melt. Please contact the chief of resource and visitor protection at (907) 644-3647 with questions or concerns.

 
White tent overlooks lake surrounded by mountains.

NPS photo

Upper and Lower Twin Lakes

Camping within two miles of Upper or Lower Twin Lakes is limited to a total of 21 days between April 15 and September 30 unless otherwise authorized by the superintendent. There are no time restrictions October 1 - April 14.

Camping at the Hope Creek campsite near Dick Proenneke's cabin is limited to a total of 14 days between April 15 and September 30 unless otherwise authorized by the superintendent. There are no time restrictions October 1 - April 14.
 
Map of Chinitna Bay indicating area closed to public access

A larger map is available on the Chinitna Bay page. A link is provided to the right.

Chinitna Bay

The meadow north of the slough in Chinitna Bay is closed to hiking, camping, and all other human access May 1 - August 31.

Picnicking in Chinitna Bay from Glacier spit to the NPS ranger cabin (2 miles east) is prohibited above the beach June 1 - August 31.

 
A female park ranger stands at the bottom of a stairway leading up to a brown, wooden building.

NPS photo

Lake Clark Visitor Center

The visitor center is open daily late May to mid September. Located midway up the eastern-most runway in Port Alsworth, the visitor center provides exhibits, films, bear canister rentals, assistance with trip planning, an Alaska Geographic bookstore, and youth programs in the summer. Contact us for exact dates and hours of operation.

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