Stunning Wilderness

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a land of stunning beauty. Volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, and craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes. Here, too, local people and culture still depend on the land and water. Venture into the park to become part of the wilderness.

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Lake Clark preserves the ancestral homelands of the Dena'ina people, an intact ecosystem at the headwaters of the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world, and a rich cultural wilderness.

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Traveling to Lake Clark

There are no roads here. Traveling to the park requires a plane or a boat. Here's how to start your adventure.

Lake Clark at sunset

Respect the Land—It's Like Part of Us

Just published! A Traditional Use Study of Inland Dena'ina Ties to the Chulitna River and Sixmile Lake Basins.

Float plane landing on a blue lake surrounded by steep mountains.

Aviation Safety

Most visitors travel to Lake Clark via small plane. Safety in this remote place depends on more than just a pilot's skill.

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A Day on the Lake Clark Coastline

Watch the park's coastal orientation film. Learn more about bear viewing.

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Backpacking in Alaska

Get acquainted with what makes backpacking in Alaska unique and familiarize yourself with these backcountry tips before you plan your trip.

a pair of rusty homemade ice cleats

Explore the Museum Collections

We've opened up the vault! Explore the items within Lake Clark's museum collections and learn the stories behind the objects.

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Lesson Plans for 6-12th Grade Teachers

Bring Lake Clark to your classroom by using one of our curriculum-based lesson plans.

Last updated: February 27, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 227
Port Alsworth, AK 99653


(907) 644-3626

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