Lake Clark National Park Map
Above is a Lake Clark National Park map with points of interest in reference to Anchorage.
Anchorage is approximately 170 miles from Port Alsworth, the hub for Lake Clark National Park. Anchorage international airport is the starting place for most tourist traveling inside Alaska.
50 miles long and up to 4 miles wide, it hosts an assortment of fish species including lake trout, grayling, sockeye salmon, northern pike, burbot, and rainbow trout. Mostly in the confines of Lake Clark National Park it is a wonderland of adventure and beauty!
Lake Clark Pass:
Roughly 50 miles of the most scenic beauty in all of Alaska. There are over 15 glaciers in the short 50 miles stretch which acts as the main thorough fare to western Alaska from Anchorage. Skyrocketing mountains and virgin alpine lakes dot the landscape below as you fly through. All we have to say is don’t forget your camera!
Population 200-600 depending on the time of year. Port Alsworth is a very unique Alaskan village. Entirely self sustaining, it attracts visitors from all over the world who desire a different Alaskan experience. It is of the Lake Clark National Park headquarters, Samaritan Purse’s Wounded Warrior Project and multiple small businesses. Don’t forget to stop by the General Cafe for a cup of joe or sandwich!
Home of the infamous Richard “Dick” Proenneke and now one of the most visited sites in all of Alaska. The country is breathtaking and visiting Dick’s place is nothing but inspiring. The upper Twin is fed by cold, glacial water giving it a milky shade. The lower Twin is fed by the small confluence river straight off the top of the upper Twin lake. This is why there is a change in color from one lake to the other. The lower Twin is crystal clear and dark blue. The Chilikadrotna River drains lower Twin lakes and is an excellent adventure in itself hosting whitewater and great fishing. See more detail on Twin Lakes here
Glacial fed and the headwaters for the mighty Mulchatna River. It is spectacular in beauty and a great place to start many adventures. One popular adventure is hiking from Turquoise to Twin Lakes through Emmerson pass. The wildlife is up close and personal and the hiking fabulous.
Telaquana lake is headwaters to the mighty Stony river and receives a healthy run of salmon each year. The salmon travel over 400 river miles from bristol bay to reach their birthing place. An amazing feat for sure! The area is also famous the Telaquana trail which was used by the Dena’ina Athabascan indians for hundreds if not thousands of years. Later, trappers and hunters used the trial until the mid 1940′s. The trail is a great adventure starting at Telaquana lake and ending at Lake Clark.