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Lake Clark National Park & Preserve, AK

National Park Service
World Class Bear Viewing
World Class Bear Viewing

Along the park's Cook Inlet coastline high concentrations of bears in unique habitats offer world class bear-viewing and photography opportunities. Protein rich sedges adjacent to fish filled rivers and coastal clam beds at Chinitna Bay and Silver Salmon Creek are popular destinations.

NPS photo by Chris Carson.

Boreal Forest
Boreal Forest

The forests of the park are part of the circumpolar boreal forest of the north. Spruce and birch dominate these slow growing open forests adapted to extreme temperatures, fire, and permafrost.

NPS photo by Andrew Kirby

Tanalian Falls
Tanalian Falls

The Tanalian Falls is a popular hiking destination from the community of Port Alsworth on the shores of Lake Clark.

NPS photo by Kent Miller.

Swans Dancing
Swans Dancing

Seekers of beauty will find no end of opportunity in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Here swans dance on the lake at sunset. As the lake ice washes out in May, migratory swans arrive and congregate in select locations on the park's western lakes.

NPS photo by J Mills.

Telaquana Mountain at Telaquana Lake.
Telaquana Mountain at Telaquana Lake.

The western side of the Neacola and Chigmit Mountain Ranges of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is studded with spectacular turquoise lakes where the mountains meet the tundra.

NPS photo by Kent Miller

The Land of Salmon
The Land of Salmon

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve protects critical spawning and rearing habitat at the headwaters of the world's most productive red (sockeye) salmon fishery.

NPS photo by Dan Young.

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Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

Lake Clark National Park is a land of stunning beauty where volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes, and local people and culture still depend ...[more]

Address

1 Park Place
Port Alsworth, AK 99653
Phone:(806) 814 9894
Email:LACL_visitor_information@nps.gov

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Air Charter Services
Access to the Lake Clark region is by small aircraft and many air taxi services provide transportation to the park. Float planes may land on the many lakes throughout the area. Wheeled planes land on open beaches, gravel bars, or private airstrips in or near the park. A one to two-hour flight from Anchorage, Kenai or Homer will provide access to most points within the park and preserve.

Car
There is no highway access to the park and preserve.

Visit http://www.nps.gov/lacl/planyourvisit/directions.htm

Activities
  • BOATING BOATING
  • CAMPING CAMPING
  • CLIMBING CLIMBING
  • FISHING FISHING
  • HIKING HIKING
  • HUNTING HUNTING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING WILDLIFE VIEWING
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