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.
Fly Lake and Pen Air and we are just a short 1/4 mile walk from the airport. From Lake and Pen Air's hangar, cross the runway and take the rocky trail down to Dry Creek. If Dry Creek isn't dry don't worry! Our foot bridge is located just to your left. Once across the foot bridge follow the trail and take a left at the first sign. Our campground is just ahead and our home/office is beyond that. See you soon!
Note: For a small fee we can pick you up at the airport. The fee is waved for multi-day camping/boat rentals.
Daily flights from Anchorage to Port Alsworth are offered by our 2 locally owned air taxis. Bring your camera! These 1 hours flights in a small bush plane may be the most scenic flight you have ever experienced. Both air taxis offer day trips from Port Alsworth to maximize your Alaska Adventure.
Lake and Pen Air www.lakeandpenair.com 1(907)781-2228
Lake Clark Air www.lakeclarkair.com 1(907)274-2058
Be prepared! Port Alsworth has few public facilities available. The NPS visitor center is a great way to orient yourself. The US Post Office has a facility here with mail deliveries 3 days per week. There is no grocery store or restaurant so we recommend using Adventure Appetites for hassle free meals on your adventure.