Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Located in Lake Clark National Park, Lake Clark is a glacial blue 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, Sockeye Salmon and Arctic Grayling are bountiful in these pristine waters. Lake Clark is the headwaters of the Bristol Bay drainage and hosts spawning grounds to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run. With this bountiful salmon run and abundant wild berries, it is not uncommon to see a variety of wildlife on Lake Clark's shores. Bald eagles, wolves, river otters and bears are just a few animals often seen. Boating and camping on Lake Clark is one of the best ways to access world class fishing and view wildlife in their natural habitat. 

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. 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 or stay in our cozy lake front cabin at the mouth of the Tanalian River. The local hiking trails for exploring Kontrashibuna Lake and Tanalian Mountain are only a 10 minute walk from our property, and are a must-do day activity.  From Port Alsworth one can start their journey into Lake Clark National Park. Port Alsworth offers water taxi, boat rentals and bush plane charters. For reference to Port Alsworth please visit our Directions page.

To help you plan your trip we’ve created this map of some of our favorite destinations on Lake Clark.