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13. & 14. Lake Clark National Park & Preserve


General - Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark National Park and the Preserve unit are normally accessed by scheduled tour operators from Anchorage but can also be accessed by air taxis from Homer and Soldotna. The main visitor center is near the airstrip at Port Alsworth. There is a marked trail from the Visitor Center to Tanalian Falls which is in the designated National Park, it is about a 2.5 mile hike. Another one mile hike takes you to Lake Kontrashabuna which is located in the Park unit. The Visitor Center is located on Federal land within the designated Preserve. There are 4 seasonal Ranger Stations located within Park and two of them maintain an Eastern National stamp. They are Silver Salmon and Twin Lakes. The NPS web site gives information on Day Hikes to Tanalian Falls.

Twin Lakes Ranger Station (Lower Twin Lake) - EN stamping location -open seasonally - Check with VC or HQ - Note: the Ranger station and the Proenneke Cabin on the shores of the Upper Twin Lake are located in the Park unit.




Maps - Lake Clark National Park

The NPS map is shown on the Lake Clark unigrid brochure and on the Lake Clark web site. The Preserve section is at the far Western segment of the park. The Lake Clark Visitor Center is south of the south runway at Port Alsworth. The National Geographic Map for Lake Clark which is available for sale gives the boundaries of the Park and the Preserve.



NPTC boundaries definition for Lake Clark National Park &Preserve

"The Anchorage and Homer Visitor Centers are located outside both the National Park and the National Preserve.  The Port Allsworth Visitor Center is located within Lake Clark National Preserve, and a moderate 2.8 miles one-way hike to Kontrashibuna Lake takes you into Lake Clark National Park.  The Silver Salmon Creek Ranger Stations is located within Lake Clark National Park.  The Twin Lakes Ranger Station is also located with Lake Clark National Park, with Lake Clark National Preserve being a couple miles downstream on the Chilikadrotna River from the Ranger Station." - NPTC


Air Taxis authorized by NPS - Lake Clark National Park


Air Taxis used by NPTC Members

Scheduled flights to Port Alsworth take you within walking distance of the VC, with a hiking trail into Preserve to Tanalian Falls and continued hike to Kontrashibuna. An all day trip It can be done as a day trip or overnight.

Alaska Alpine Adventures - phone 877 525-2577

Lake Clark Air and Farm Lodge tour - - phone 888 440-2281

Natron Air - phone


NPTC Member Trip Reports - Lake Clark National Park



2016 Don Gardner - landed on beach on Cook Inlet Natron Air


2014 - Bruce Johnson - landing at Silver Salmon - visit to Ranger Station








200? - Barb and Dean (Explorer)





General - Lake Clark National National Preserve

Lake Clark National Park and the Preserve unit are normally accessed by scheduled tour operators from Anchorage but can also be accessed by air taxis from Homer and Soldotna. The main visitor center is near the airstrip at Port Alsworth, which is accessed by air taxis from Anchorage. There is a marked trail from the Visitor Center to Tanalian Falls which is in the Park unit. About a 2.5 mile hike. Another one mile hike takes you to Lake Kontrashabuna which is located in the Park unit. The Visitor Center is not actually located within the Park or Preserve. There are 4 seasonal Ranger Stations located within Park and two of them maintain an Eastern National stamp. They are Silver Salmon and Twin Lakes. The NPS web site gives information on Day Hikes to Tanalian Falls.

Twin Lakes Ranger Station (Lower Twin Lake) - EN stamping location -open seasonally - Check with VC or HQ - Note: the Ranger station and the Proenneke Cabin on the shores of the Upper Twin Lake are located in the Park unit.

Richard Proenneke’s Cabin Historic Site at Upper Twin Lakes - Google maps location.  This cabin is within the boundaries of the Park unit.

Silver Salmon Ranger Station - Google maps location (Approx) Open seasonally - Check with VC or HQ


Maps - Lake Clark National Preserve

The NPS map is shown on the Lake Clark unigrid brochure and on the Lake Clark web site. The Preserve section is at the far Western segment of the park. The Lake Clark Visitor Center is south of the south runway at Port Alsworth. The National Geographic Map for Lake Clark which is available for sale gives the boundaries of the Park and the Preserve.




This shows the 7 mile round trip hike to Lake Kontrashabuna in the NP passing by the beautiful Tanalian Falls which is in the NPres. The trail starts at the Lake Clark Visitor Center in Port Alsworth.


NPTC boundaries definition for Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

"The Anchorage and Homer Visitor Centers are located outside both the National Park and the National Preserve.  The Port Allsworth Visitor Center is located within Lake Clark National Preserve, and a moderate 2.8 miles one-way hike to Kontrashibuna Lake takes you into Lake Clark National Park.  The Silver Salmon Creek Ranger Stations is located within Lake Clark National Park.  The Twin Lakes Ranger Station is also located with Lake Clark National Park, with Lake Clark National Preserve being a couple miles downstream on the Chilikadrotna River from the Ranger Station." - NPTC

Air Taxis authorized by NPS - Lake Clark National Preserve


Air Taxis used by NPTC Members

Scheduled flights to Port Alsworth take you within walking distance of the VC, with a hiking trail into Preserve to Tanalian Falls and continued hike to Kontrashibuna. An all day trip It can be done as a day trip or overnight.

Alaska Alpine Adventures

Lake Clark Air and Farm Lodge tour. - phone 888 440-2281


NPTC Member Trip Reports - Lake Clark National Preserve







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