Basic Information

Comprised of 4 million acres on the Alaska Peninsula in southwest Alaska, Lake Clark is one of the nation's most remote national park units. Established by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) on December 2, 1980, the park and preserve support an ongoing tradition of subsistence culture in a volcanic and partly glaciated landscape containing habitat for wilderness dependent species of fish and wildlife.

Lake Clark offers excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, learning, and just plain having fun! Start planning your visit by using the links below to learn about the park.

snow capped mountains reflect in the still blue water of Lake Clark
Mountains reflect on the still water of Lake Clark (Qizhjeh Vena) in summer.

NPS/T. Vaughn


Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located on the Alaska Peninsula southwest of Anchorage and west of Homer. We are not on the road system. The address provided below is for the park's field office in Port Alsworth, AK.

GPS coordinates are provided for some locations listed on the Places to Go page.


Plan Your Visit

  • a man sitting in a dune buggy wheelchair on the beach

    Lake Clark's goal is to provide the highest possible level of accessibility to our visitors. See about the services and facilities available

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    Where to go?
    Places To Go

    As a vast and largely undeveloped wilderness, there are countless places to explore; however, there are a few areas of particular interest.

  • a woman stands on a dock next to a plane and a boat
    How to Get There
    Directions and Air Transport

    Lake Clark is not on the road system; therefore, access is primarily by small aircraft. Learn how to get to this isolated park in Alaska.

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    Come Prepared
    Eating and Sleeping

    There are a wide variety of lodging options within the park from rustic camping opportunities, to all inclusive lodges offering guided tours

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    Choose Your Own Adventure
    Things to Do

    Wilderness adventure is easy to find in Lake Clark. These suggestions may help you figure out what you want your adventure to be.

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    How Do I Stay Safe?
    Park Safety

    A rugged wilderness requires special care from visitors. The weather, terrain, and wildlife can all present challenges.


Learn About the Park

Last updated: December 19, 2019

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 227
Port Alsworth, AK 99653


907 644-3626

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