Alaska’s Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, located in one of the most dynamic regions in Alaska, was created to protect the area’s spectacular natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and prolific fisheries. One of the least-visited parks in the U.S. National Park System, Lake Clark National Park is located on the Alaska Peninsula and is part of the Pacific “Ring of Fire.” This Alaskan national park experiences among the highest frequencies of earthquakes in the world. Two major mountain ranges, the Alaska and Aleutian Ranges, collide in the Lake Clark region to create the Chigmits, known for their astoundingly jagged mountains and vast glaciers. The dramatic peaks of the Chigmits include two active volcanoes, Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna.
The national park contains 50 mile long Lake Clark and many other pristine lakes and free-flowing rivers. Lake Clark National Park provides critical habitat for salmon, trout, and other fish and supports the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery, one of the largest in the world. This fishery is critical to the traditional lifestyle of this Alaskan region’s rural communities as well as supporting a thriving tourism industry. Unfortunately for Alaska ecotourism, a mining company is now proposing to develop the enormous Pebble Mine in the Bristol Bay watershed near the park’s boundary. Pebble would be one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines.
There are no roads to Lake Clark National Park, which is approximately 100 miles southwest of Anchorage. The interior portions can be reached only by plane through saw-toothed glaciated passes. Although there are no maintained trails in the park, many of the foothills and ridges are ideal for trekking on open tundra and offer stunning vistas. Other outdoor recreation activities available in the park include fishing, alpine backpacking, mountaineering, cross-country skiing, and rafting.
Plan your Alaska vacation to Lake Clark National Park this year:
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AK Adventures, Inc.
P.O. Box 2828, Homer, AK 99603
Discover the brown bears of Katmai. AK Adventures offers guided trips for bear viewing and wildlife photography into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Our trips give small groups of wildlife viewers a rare personal experience to observe and walk among these fascinating and majestic bears, while learning about them and their habitat.
Alaska Alpine Adventures
2133 Dahl Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503
Since 1998, Alaska Alpine Adventures has been leading guided Alaska backpacking, alaska hiking trips and adventure vacations throughout Alaska's spectacular national parks and wildlife refuges. Recognized by National Geographic as one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth in both 2008 & 2009, Alaska Alpine Adventures takes adventure seekers on multi-day and multi-sport Alaska hiking tours, rafting trips, Alaska backpacking trips, kayaking trips, and skiing vacations throughout the Last Frontier. Guided Alaska tours include adventure trips to Lake Clark National Park, Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gates of the Arctic National Park and beyond. Our brand of sustainable travel has been recognized by Adventure Green Alaska - Alaska's highly regarded sustainable tourism certification program. Take a trip with Alaska Alpine Adventures and experience the Alaska vacation of a lifetime!
Alaska River Adventures
PO Box 725, Mile 48 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing AK 99572
For over 30 years, Alaska River Adventures has hired 'well seasoned' professionals to guide small groups to wild rivers across Alaska.
Rare permits in Wildlife Refuges and Parks let us show you places few others can -
- Fishing and photo expeditions on Wilderness Rivers
- Drift boat fishing on the Kenai & Kasilof Rivers.
- Rafting - from half day to multi day - mild to wild.
- First class all-inclusive fishing lodge.
Alaska Ultra Sport
PO Box 1125, Chickaloon AK 99674
Alaska Ultra Sport offers guided wilderness trips throughout Alaska. We are based out of Chickaloon, Alaska and have guided trips all over the state.This business has been owner-operated since 2001. If you book a trip with us you will be on a trip with Bill and Kathi Merchant.We offer guided multi day rafting, sea-kayaking, mountain biking and backpacking trips. We operate in many National Parks, State Parks,the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Katmai National Park and more. We speak english, german and some french and italian. 2-6 people.
P.O. Box 80562, Fairbanks, AK 99708
Arctic Wild: Alaska Adventures with Latitude!
Explore the mountains, tundra, rivers, and coast of arctic Alaska with our professional wilderness guides. Enjoy wildlife and scenery in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and Gates of the Arctic National Park. Visit sub-arctic destinations like Katmai National Park and Yukon Charley. We specialize in multi-day, wilderness fly-in adventures. Whether hiking, rafting, canoeing or enjoying a wildlife base camp, the scenery, ecology, and quality service will impress even the most seasoned Alaska travelers. Find out why our clients return year after year and enthusiastically reccommend us for our small groups, local guides, minimum impact ethics, and great food! Custom trips and references available. Call 888/577-8203, or visit www.arcticwild.com.
P.O. Box 111853. Anchorage, AK 99511
Booking agency, backpacking, guiding, hiking, kayaking and canoeing,lodging, organization, rafting and river trips, wildlife viewing, winter activities.
Earth Bed and Breakfast & Tours
1001 W 12th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Earth B&B is THE home away from home for mountain climbers, fishermen, photographers and other adventurers from across the globe. Our comfortable and roomy Anchorage Bed and Breakfast is conveniently located close to downtown walking distance to the city's finest shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor recreation. Our private accommodations are a perfect alternative to busy hotel lodging. You'll know you are in the right place from the minute you walk through our door.
GoNorth Alaska Travel Center
P.O. Box 60147, Fairbanks, AK 99709
Great Alaska Adventure Lodge
33881 Sterling Highway, Sterling, AK 99672
Great Alaska Adventure Lodge. Since 1981 travelers have enjoyed our ground breaking blend of exciting Alaska sport fishing and adventure travel from our riverfront lodge on the Kenai River. Our guests choose from a wide range of itineraries that include world class sport fishing, private fly-in bear viewing, remote sea kayaking, hiking, day cruising, Denali Touring and much, much more. Customized family, group and corporate adventures are our specialty. Our all- inclusive trips include pickups in Anchorage and range from 2-10 days.
Whether your Alaska dream entails double digit Rainbows on your fly rod, viewing wild bears in their native habitat, rafting the Kenai Canyon, hiking the Chugach Forest or catching your first King Salmon (or better yet, all of the above!) Great Alaska Adventure Lodge is just the place to see those dreams come true. Come relish the Great Alaska experience with your family or group this summer.
3100 Bettles Bay Loop, Anchorage, AK 99515
Island Lodge offers 10 years of experience leading outdoor adventures in the wilderness of Lake Clark National Park. Enjoy fishing, kayaking, hiking and river trips, as well as friendly hospitality and delicious meals in the beautiful Alaskan wilderness. Island Lodge makes an Alaska dream vacation possible for groups, families, singles, couples and business associates.
Koksetna Wilderness Lodge
1425 5th St, Colusa CA 95932
Koksetna Wilderness Lodge is located in Lake Clark National Park. There are two lakeside log cabins for full service lodging or cabin rentals. Lake Clark is fly in only and the lodge provides a peaceful, isolated setting for fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, hydrocycling and hiking. $2175/person provides for full service lodging/activities for 6 days/5 nights. Cabin rentals start at $200/night for the first two people. Boat/motor rentals are available. Call us at (907) 781-2227 from June through mid-August or at (800) 391-8651 from mid-August through May.
Rust's Flying Service
PO Box 190867, Anchorage, AK 99519
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