Operating Hours & Seasons
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.