Lake ClarkAlaska 

Stunning beauty southwest of Anchorage.

Lake Clark National Park is located at the junction of three mountain ranges. It protects the Bristol Bay salmon fishery and the Kvichak River, the most productive watershed for sockeye salmon. The park also has a large population of brown bears and an active volcano (Mount Redoubt).

Getting to Lake Clark

There are no roads to the park. Entry is made by plane or boat.

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Port Alsworth

The gateway community to Lake Clark is located on the eastern shore about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage. There are approximately 125 residents. The only maintained trail system in the park is accessed from Port Alsworth. Try the hike to Tanalian Falls for one destination.

Dick Proenneke’s Cabin and Upper Twin Lake

Upper Twin Lake is a popular place for backpacking and camping in Lake Clark National Park. It is a 30 minute flight from Port Alsworth or an hour from Anchorage. The Proenneke Cabin is open to the public daily in the summer months. It was created by hand by Richard Proenneke, who lived alone in the area for thirty years and became famous when books and films were made about his life in Alaska. Proenneke died in 2003 and left his cabin to the National Park Service. It is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Roundtrip Flights to Anchorage:

Origin Departure date Return date Find Ticket

Seattle

06/11/2019

06/15/2019

Tickets from $ 206

Portland

06/22/2019

07/04/2019

Tickets from $ 236

Juneau

05/13/2019

05/23/2019

Tickets from $ 303

Los Angeles

07/08/2019

07/12/2019

Tickets from $ 359

Minneapolis

06/22/2019

07/01/2019

Tickets from $ 364

Denver

06/06/2019

06/18/2019

Tickets from $ 391

San Francisco

07/04/2019

07/10/2019

Tickets from $ 393

San Jose

07/04/2019

07/10/2019

Tickets from $ 398

Chicago

10/04/2019

10/07/2019

Tickets from $ 433

Phoenix

11/16/2019

11/17/2019

Tickets from $ 441

Salt Lake City

05/30/2019

06/04/2019

Tickets from $ 449

Austin

07/02/2019

07/07/2019

Tickets from $ 453

Ketchikan

07/02/2019

07/04/2019

Tickets from $ 456

San Diego

05/03/2019

05/04/2019

Tickets from $ 458

Cleveland

08/19/2019

08/26/2019

Tickets from $ 459

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