Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Lake Clark National Park is in the southern part of Alaska and the closest city is the capital Anchorage. It was established as a national park on December 2, 1980. The park covers an area of 6297 square miles and around 12,000 vistors attend the park each year. The park contains an abundance lakes, rivers, parts of several mountain ranges, glaciers, a rainforest, an alpine tundra, and also some volcanoes. Only one of the volcanoes in the park is active and it is named Redoubt. Redoubt has erupted a couple times in the past three decades. The waterways in park are key to the health of the Bristol Bay sockeye salmon fishery which is the biggest one on the planet on the planet. The park is always open but the most popular times to visit are between June and September.

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Lake Clark National Park

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New Study Shows High Salmon Use in Wolf Diets in Southwest Alaska

Port Alsworth, AK – A new study shows wolves in Southwest Alaska are using a diversity of food resources to meet their dietary needs, including a high use of salmon and salmon carcasses. The study was published in the August 2017 issue of Canadian Journal of Zoology. The study also found a possible increase in wolf pack stability in packs making regular use of salmon as a food resource.

Subsistence Resource Council Meeting, October 2017

The Lake Clark National Park SRC will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or until business is completed on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Port Alsworth Community Center on Flight Line Road in Port Alsworth, AK 99653. There will be a community luncheon prior to the meeting at 12:00 p.m.

Final Update on Downed Plane in Lake Clark National Preserve

The final update about the downed plane in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

Lake Clark National Park Photos

Brown bear cubs playing

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Brown bear cubs playing

Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown bear

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Brown bear

Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown bear cubs

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Brown bear cubs

Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown Bear

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Brown Bear

Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Lake Clark National Park

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Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark had been high on my bucket list and one day I had the opportunity to fly to Chinitna Bay within the park. Didn't see any bears up close, but there were plenty from a distance. A pretty neat place that hasn't been ruined by man (yet and hopefully never).

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Streams converge

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Streams converge

Stream braids with different stories converge in the glacial outwash plain below Telaquana Mountain before running out into Turquoise Lake. The clear braid on the right seems to have come more or less straignt from the surrounding mountains. The cloudy one on the left originates from the (unseen) glaciers that terminate in the valleys in between. It's light turquoise color is because of glacial flour--fine particles of ground-up bedrock that stay suspended in the water.

Horned Puffin (Explored 9-27-18)

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Horned Puffin (Explored 9-27-18)

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Brown bear cubs playing late in the evening.

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Brown bear cubs playing late in the evening.

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Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Brown bear cub

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Brown bear cub

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Rock ptarmigan

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Rock ptarmigan

Though intricately patterned in shades of brown as fall colors begin to appear, rock ptarmigans become almost completely white in the winter.

Volcanoes

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Volcanoes

Redoubt and Iliamna volcanoes in Lake Clark National Park. Redoubt Volcano, in the foreground, is active. It last erupted in 2009.

Bog blueberry

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Bog blueberry

Frost on bog blueberries near Turquoise Lake in Lake Clark National Park.

Brown bear cub

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Brown bear cub

The butt scratching tree.
Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Alaskan Brown Bears at Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park

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Alaskan Brown Bears at Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park

Alaskan Brown Bears at Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park

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Alaskan Brown Bears at Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park

Redoubt Mountain Lodge, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

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Redoubt Mountain Lodge, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Alaskan Brown Bears at Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park

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Alaskan Brown Bears at Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Lake Clark National Park

Alaskan Brown Bear with cubs at Redoubt Mountain Lodge, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

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Alaskan Brown Bear with cubs at Redoubt Mountain Lodge, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska

Eagle at Redoubt Mountain Lodge

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Eagle at Redoubt Mountain Lodge