Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a composite of ecosystems representative of many regions of Alaska. The spectacular scenery stretches from the shores of Cook Inlet, across the Chigmit Mountains, to the tundra covered hills of the western interior. Wilderness travel, backpacking, hiking, rafting/kayaking, wildlife viewing, hunting and fishing are some of the many activities available in the Park & Preserve.
Seasonality / Weather
The park is open year-round, although most people visit between June and September. The visitor center and field headquarters in Port Alsworth are staffed throughout the year, as well as the park administrative headquarters in Anchorage and field office in Homer.
There is no highway access to the park and preserve.
Scheduled commercial flights between Anchorage and Iliamna, 30 miles outside the boundary, provide another means of access.
Transportation to and within the park can be obtained in a number of surrounding towns. Port Alsworth, a small lakeside community, is the park field headquarters. Other towns providing access to the park include Homer, Kenai, Iliamna, Newhalen, and Nondalton.