Lake Clark National Park
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve has been described as the Alaskan Alps, for here the Alaska and Aleutian ranges meet. Set in the heart of the Chigmit Mountains along Cook inlet's western shore, the park boasts great geologic diversity. Its jagged peaks, granite spires, glaciers, two active volcanoes, and 50-mile-long Lake Clark provide a dazzling array of scenery. The lake, fed by hundreds of waterfalls throughout its rimming mountains, is part of an important red salmon spawning ground. All these features combine to create a maze of natural river running and hiking routes providing spectacular wilderness experiences.
Brown and black bears, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, salmon, and trout inhabit these scenic environs. Within the park and preserve are coastal lowlands of spruce and marshes; alpine meadows; and tundra plains backed by ever-changing mountain scenes.
Air charters are available from Anchorage Kenai, or Iliamna. Lodging, from primitive to modern, is available from private operators within the park and preserve.
4 million acres.