Planning a trip to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and need some help planning your trip?

Here is the National Park Obsessed guide for visiting Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska..

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The Quick Guide to Visiting Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Basics

Region: Alaska / West / Pacific / Pacific Northwest

Total Size: 4,030,110 acres (6,297 sq miles) (16,309 sq km)

Park Size: 2,619,816 acres (4,093 sq miles) (10,602 sq km)

Preserve Size: 1,410,294 acres (2,204 sq miles) (5,707 sq km)

Location: Lake and Peninsula Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and Bethel Census Area

Closest Cities: Anchorage, Alaska

Busy Season: July to August

Visitation: 17,157 (in 2019)

How much does Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Cost?

Lake Clark National Park doesn’t charge an entrance fee.

When is Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Open?

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is open year-round.

Are dogs allowed in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve?

Yes, pets are welcome in Lake Clark National Park but it is recommended that you leave them at home. Please review the Lake Clark Pet Policy before bringing your dog to Lake Clark.

Where are Lake Clark National Park and Preserve’s visitor centers?

Port Alsworth Visitor Center – May to September

Land Acknowledgments for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

The National Park known as Lake Clark National Park and Preserve sits on Dënéndeh, and Dena’ina Ełnena land.

Thank you to the Native Land Digital for making the Indigenous territories accessible to all. They have mapped the known territories to the best of the current knowledge and is a work in progress. If you have additional information on the Indigenous nations boundaries, please let them know.

Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization with the goal to creates spaces where non-Indigenous people can be invited and challenged to learn more about the lands they inhabit, the history of those lands, and how to actively be part of a better future going forward together.

Jennifer is a long time national park blogger and the founder of National Park Obsessed. She is a dedicated National Park lover who is working on visiting all 62 US National Parks. She has currently been to 53 of the National Parks. She is dedicated to sharing her knowledge of the Parks with others and helping them learn to love the parks as much as she does.

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