3. Wildlife Viewing Opportunities
One of the great opportunities for wildlife viewing in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is the Kodiak brown bears. Along the shoreline of Lake Clark, you can view these majestic animals as they fish for salmon, and even catch a glimpse of them as they feed on clams or berries. Another great wildlife viewing opportunity is the porcupine caribou. The Porcupine Caribou Herd is the largest herd in Alaska, and you can often spot them grazing on grasses and forbs near the lake. In addition, the park is home to many species of birds, such as bald eagles, ptarmigans, and sandhill cranes, which can be seen in the meadows, lakes, and rivers of the park.
4. Explore Ancient Native Alaskan Cultures
Take a step back in time as you explore the ancient Native Alaskan cultures of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Take a guided tour of the villages of Nanwalek and Port Graham, where you can learn about the fascinating history of the area. Visit ancient native fish camps and learn about traditional Alaskan subsistence practices. You’ll also have the chance to visit abandoned historic sites such as ancient aboriginal winter houses and burial sites. Learn about traditional Native Alaskan values and beliefs, as well as their struggles to protect their way of life in the face of changing times.
5. Visit Active Volcanoes
Visiting one of the many active volcanoes in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is an experience like no other. From the fiery explosions of Mount Redoubt to the bubbling lava of Mount Iliamna, the volcanoes of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve are a sight to behold. Not only can you experience the raw power of nature, but the surrounding area provides some of the most spectacular views in Alaska. Whether you choose to take a boat tour of the volcanoes or embark on a guided hike, be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity and experience the wonders of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.
6. Enjoy Hiking Trails
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a hiker’s paradise, with more than 200 miles of trails ranging from easy to challenging. Whether you’re looking for an easy stroll or a more adventurous hike, you’ll find the perfect trail to suit your needs. A few of our favorite trails are the Chulitna River Trail, the Tanalian Trail, and the Chinitna Bay Trail. All of these trails offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and the opportunity to spot local wildlife. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can capture the beauty of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve!