Thing to Do

Visit the Denison Sawmill Exhibit

Two men working on sawmill stacked lumber in foreground and background.

In 1932, Charlie Denison, his son Floyd and his wife Lena moved to Tanalian Point. With the help of several men and dog teams from Iliamna, Charlie and Floyd Denison brought the first sawmill to the community. The Denison steam powered sawmill led waves of change to the Lake Clark region. Locals were able to use the sawmill in exchange for shares of lumber, which allowed a local bartering system to be set in place. As the local economy shifted, so did the development of the region. Learn more about how access to a sawmill in such a remote region changed the Port Alsworth area.

5-30 Minutes
Museum Exhibits
All ages are welcome.
Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
A sawmill exhibit now is located across from Lake Clark National Park and Preserve visitor center in Port Alsworth, Alaska.
Spring, Summer, Fall
Time of Day
Accessibility Information
The ground surface from the road to the building is fairly flat gravel. Exhibit is located outside. Along length of exhibit, there are both flat cement and a wooden planked flooring. A wheelchair is available. Inquire at the visitor center or call ahead at (907) 781-2117.

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Last updated: November 2, 2018