Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located on the Alaska Peninsula north of Katmai National Park, 65 air miles northwest of Homer, and about 120 air miles southwest of Anchorage.
Like many areas in Alaska, Lake Clark is not on the road system; therefore, travel takes place primarily by small plane. Fixed-wing aircraft are allowed to land on all suitable lakes, rivers, beaches, gravel bars, and open ground in both the park and preserve unless the area is closed or otherwise restricted. When weather and tides permit, the east side of the park on the Cook Inlet coast may be accessed by boat in addition to aircraft.
Lake Clark is a backcountry park. There are no roads, no campgrounds, and only one maintained 7 mile hiking trail system. Travel from one location to another is by foot, kayak, raft, boat, or small plane. More information on backcountry travel in the park can be found in the camping and backpacking section.