Lake Clark National Park and
240 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501
Anchorage Administrative Headquarters
Port Alsworth Field Headquarters
WELCOME to Lake Clark!
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve was
created to protect scenic beauty (volcanoes, glaciers, wild rivers and
waterfalls), populations of fish and wildlife, watersheds essential
for red salmon, and the traditional lifestyle of local residents.
Lake Clark's spectacular scenery provides a true
wilderness experience for those who visit.
The Telaquana Trail
The Telaquana Trail is an historic route, not a
trail in the modern sense. The route, which runs from Telaquana Lake
to the outlet of the Kijik River into Lake Clark, is a traditional
Dena'ina Athabascan corridor from Stony River/Mulchatna country to the
Lake Clark area.
Lake Clark's Volcanoes
Iliamna and Redoubt are two active volcanoes in
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Iliamna has not erupted in
historic time, but is frequently seen steaming from its summit
fumaroles. Redoubt's most recent eruption included 23 explosive events
between December 1989 and April 1990. Both volcanoes are continuously
monitored by the Alaska Volcano Observatory.
Access to the Lake Clark region is by small
aircraft and many air taxi services provide transportation to the
park. Float planes may land on the many lakes throughout the area.
Wheeled planes land on open beaches, gravel bars, or private airstrips
in or near the park. A one to two-hour flight from Anchorage, Kenai or
Homer will provide access to most points within the park and preserve.
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