Located in Lake Clark National Park, Lake Clark is a beautiful fresh water lake that has a lot to offer for the explorer. At 45 miles long, Lake Clark extends from the low rolling tundra of the Bristol Bay drainage to the high sheer peaks of the Chigmit Mountains. World record size Great Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Arctic Grayling, Arctic Char and Rainbow Trout are bountiful in these pristine waters. Lake Clark is at the head of the Bristol Bay drainage and hosts spawning grounds to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. With this bountiful sockeye salmon run and abundant wild berries, wildlife viewing is an enriching adventure. Bald eagles, wolves, river otters and bears are just a few animals often spotted on Lake Clark's shores. Boating and camping on Lake Clark is one of the best ways to access world class fishing and view wildlife.
Half-way down Lake Clark is the small village of Port Alsworth, Alaska. With a residential population of 175 and the only access via small air taxis, exploring Lake Clark National Park via Lake Clark’s waterways is an affordable way to enjoy this National Park’s pristine wilderness. Daily flights into Port Alsworth bring you to the heart of Lake Clark National Park within 1 hour from Anchorage. In Port Alsworth, one can base camp at the edge of town in our luxurious campground. Hiking trails exploring the wilderness around Port Alsworth are an easy 5 minute walk to the trail head. Affordable boat rentals and a water taxi provide access to the sparsely populated waters of Lake Clark. Along these shores it is easy to experience the near solitude of Dick Proenneke’s One-Man’s Wilderness.
For the adventurous, off-trail wilderness hiking is easily accessed by boat from Port Alsworth. Climb a mountain where you are unlikely to see another human but you are likely to see Alaska's famous wildlife. With a little route planning you can create your own hiking trek, and, for those wanting a little security, we offer Delorme inREACH and Garmin GPS rentals, as well as bear spray rentals.