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

    Lake Clark

    National Park & Preserve Alaska


man with a backpack standing next to a lake, looking at distant trees and a tall mountain
Fall hunting trip to Two Lakes.
M. Bonales

Sport hunting and trapping are permitted in Lake Clark National Preserve, but not in Lake Clark National Park. To hunt in the preserve, you must have all required licenses and permits and follow all other state regulations. Licenses and permits can be purchased in Anchorage, and may also be available at some lodges in the park area.

Hunting trip arrangements can be made through lodges, air taxis, licensed big game transporters (big game transport services licensed by the State of Alaska) and incidental big game transporters (licensed air taxi operators that provide transport services for hunters). Information on companies authorized to operate within the park and preserve can be found on the getting around page. For more information contact rangers at the administrative headquarters in Anchorage (907-644-3626) or park headquarters in Port Alsworth (907-781-2106).

Please keep in mind that many areas within the preserve are private land. Do not enter private land without the landowner's permission.

Hunting is permitted in Lake Clark National Preserve, but not in Lake Clark National Park.
Park areas are shown in green, and preserve areas are shown in brown. Sport hunting is permitted only in preserve areas, and only in compliance with state regulations.

Did You Know?

Matt Nieminen on the floats of his plane.

Pilot Matt Nieminen was the first to fly into Lake Clark country in 1930, in a Waco 10 biplane on floats. Nieminen is seen here on the floats of a Fairchild 71 at Two Lakes, just after he became the first to fly over Mt. McKinley in it.