Things To Do
Spectacular wilderness adventure is easy to find at Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Figuring out what you want your adventure to be is the first step on your journey to the park. Knowing the highlights available in different areas of the park will help you use the outdoor activities section and the links to your left to further explore your options.
For those who want to dip their paddle, spin a fly rod, stretch their legs or just watch wildness in motion, Lake Clark National Park has adventure to offer. With over four million acres of tundra, lakes, glaciers, mountains, and coastline, Lake Clark has been called a little Alaska.
There are endless opportunities to explore this wild and unspoiled land. We ask only that you keep your safety in mind and follow park rules and regulations, including requirements for food storage.
Permits are not required to travel throughout the park and preserve. However, for your safety, we encourage you to always establish a responsible party to ensure you get home safely. We also encourage you to fill out and give us a Voluntary Backcountry Registration. When the National Park Service is contacted regarding over-due parties this information assists Rangers with search and rescue operations. This can be filed with the visitor center in Port Alsworth either in-person or downloaded here and emailed to
Did You Know?
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.