Silver Salmon Creek
Silver Salmon Creek, on the park's Cook Inlet coast, offers outstanding bear viewing and sport fishing opportunities for visitors. Brown bears can be seen grazing in the sedge meadows, fishing in the creek or digging for razor clams on the beach. Coho (silver) and humpback (pink) salmon as well as Dolly Varden run up the creek in the late summer. The following guidelines (also available as printable pdf) have been established for Silver Salmon Creek to provide for your safety, to allow bears to naturally use the area, and to ensure the continued opportunities for bear viewing and sport fishing.
It is important that we don't teach bears that anglers can provide an easy meal!Splashing fish attracts bears.
Allow bears access to the creek. Fish are a critical food source for bears; give them plenty of time and room to fish.
Abide by all State of Alaska fishing regulations.
Did You Know?
Kijik National Historic Landmark in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve contains the world's largest concentration of prehistoric and historic Dena'ina Athabascan houses.