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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Location: Port Alsworth, AK
Length: 40 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Features: kayaking, rafting, fishing, hiking and camping, sport hunting, Ala, bear watching, black bears, brown bears, birds of prey, terrestrial mammals

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

It is found 100 miles to the southwest of Anchorage, Alaska. In 1980, it was named a national park and preserve. It has lakes and streams that are important tributaries to the Bristol Bay. In it’s lake is a wide variety of Alaskan landscapes and ecosystems. Bear watching is also an activity  commonly done by visitors, aside from rafting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, camping. In fact, its coastal areas are among one of the world’s best spots for bear watching, both black and brown bears. If you are a bird fan, there’s also a lot of opportunity for sighting birds of prey like the falcon, bald and golden eagle. You’ll encounter various mammals as well like Dall’s sheep, moose, caribou, coyotes, marten, Arctic and red foxes, wolverine, timber wolves, river otter, beaver , Canadian lynx. and even sea lion, harbor seal, beluga whale, and porpoise. Temperature in the park can reach up to 20°C in summers and −17 °C during winter season. You can trial the well maintained network, the Tanalian Trail system. It will take you through 42-mile Lake Clark from the southern part of the park towards the birch groves to a waterfall and finally to the shores of another serene alpine lake.

Top 3 Adventure Hacks

1) Hunting allowed in preserved area

Please remember that fishing is allowed in both the park and preserve but sport hunting is only allowed in the preserve area.

2) Park access

The park is accessible by boat or aircrafts. There is no direct road access available. There are established pick-up and drop-off areas for air taxis.

3) Various activities

Bring the right gear to enjoy kayaking, rafting, fishing, hiking and camping all year long.

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