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.
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 cabin renters.
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.