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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Start Your Adventure

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

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Monitoring Sockeye on the Newhalen River

Each year the park monitors sockeye salmon returning to Lake Clark via the Newhalen River in order to understand salmon population trends.

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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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A Trip to Crescent Lake

The park's most visited destination is deep in the wild. Here's how to prepare for a safe trip to this remote and scenic location.

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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.

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Twin Lakes

Plan your trip to Twin Lakes and the Proenneke Cabin.

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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.

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Connected to the Land: Dena'ina Culture

Qizhjeh Vena/Lake Clark is the ancestral homelands for the Dena'ina Athabascan people. Discover more about people that call this area home.

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Subsistence is More than Sustenance

Subsistence, and all it entails, is critical to sustaining both the physical and spiritual culture of modern Alaskans.

Last updated: February 15, 2023

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