Places To Go

With four million undeveloped, wild acres to explore there are countless places go for adventure, solitude, and recreation in Lake Clark. Part of the purpose of the park is to allow for individual, personal exploration of wilderness; however, listed below are a few areas of particular significance or interest.


Lake Clark

Lake Clark is centrally located in the park. This spectacular fifty-mile long lake offers fishing and kayaking. The private community of Port Alsworth sits on the southern shore of the lake.

A floatplane parked at a dock in Port Alsworth
Port Alsworth

Port Alsworth offers visitor services such as lodging, air taxis, guide services, gear rentals, post office, and park visitor center.

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Tanalian Trails

The Tanalian trails network begins in town. Hike options include a beaver pond, Tanalian Falls, Kontrashibuna Lake, and Tanalian Mountain.

A still and reflective Kontrashibuna Lake
Kontrashibuna Lake

Intrepid hikers with more time can extend a trip beyond Kontrashibuna Lake into the trailless high country.

Trees reflected in an outlet of a lake surrounded by mountains
Priest Rock Cabin

Reserve an overnight stay in the Priest Rock public use cabin.


Lakes Country and Richard Proenneke's Cabin

North and south of Lake Clark stunning iridescent and turquoise blue lakes stud the connection between the tundra and the mountains.

The famed historic Proenneke cabin is located on upper Twin Lake north of Lake Clark. For many people, Proenneke is an icon of wilderness values. Enamored with the wilderness in Alaska, in the 1960s he constructed a cabin on Twin Lakes, using hand tools he also built himself. His journals and self-made film clips served as the inspiration for the documentary One Man's Wilderness, and his cabin remains a huge draw for park visitors.
A log cabin with a grass covered roof
How To Visit The Proenneke Cabin

See Dick Proenneke's cabin at Upper Twin Lake

A handmade wooden chair
The Story of Richard Proenneke

Learn how Dick Proenneke came to live in Lake Clark country.

The wooden ceiling of a log cabin
Proenneke's Cabin

Explore details of how Proenneke built his cabin.


Cook Inlet Coast

The park's coastline is across Cook Inlet from the Kenai Peninsula and the communities of Homer, Kenai, and Soldotna. The coastal meadows and streams have world-class Alaska brown bear viewing and fishing.

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Crescent Lake

Crescent Lake is tucked into the coastal Chigmit Mountains, with views of Redoubt Volcano, high bear populations, and strong salmon runs.

A mountain above a sedge meadow with bears grazing
Chinitna Bay

At times, visitors are able to see twenty or more brown bears in the salt marsh and on the tidal flats east of Middle Glacier Creek.

Slope Mountain over a beaver dam at Silver Salmon Creek
Silver Salmon Creek

Located midway up the park's Cook Inlet coast, this is the place to be if you are interested in bear viewing or fishing.

Last updated: November 4, 2019

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