|Lake Clark National Park and Preserve|
|IUCN Category II (National Park)|
|Location||Lake and Peninsula Borough, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Bethel Census Area, and Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska, USA|
|Area||4,030,025 acres (16,308 km²)|
|Established||December 2, 1980|
|Visitors||5,549 (in 2007)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
Established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a United States National Park in southwestern Alaska. A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution Lake and Peninsula Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. Kenai Peninsula Borough is a borough of the US state of Alaska with a population of 49700 at the 2000 census. Bethel Census Area is a Census area located in the US state of Alaska. Matanuska-Susitna Borough is a borough located in the state of Alaska, United States. Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation Year 1980 ( MCMLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar) The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (or ANILCA) was a United States federal law passed in 1980 by the U The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution Alaska ( Аляска Alyaska) is a state in the United States of America, in the northwest of the North American continent The park includes many streams and lakes vital to the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Bristol Bay ( Iilgayaq in Central Yup'ik) is the eastern-most arm of the Bering Sea, at 57° to 59° North 157° to 162° West Salmon is the common name for several species of Fish of the family Salmonidae. The park allows a wide variety of recreational activities year-round.
Lake Clark has been called "the essence of Alaska", for it concentrates in a relatively small area of the Alaska Peninsula, Southwest of Anchorage, a variety of features not found together in any of the other Alaska Parks: the junction of three mountain ranges, (the Alaska Range from the North, the Aleutian Range from the South, and the park's own rugged Chigmit Mountains), two active volcanoes (Iliamna and Redoubt), a coastline with rainforests on the East (similar to South East Alaska), a plateau with tundra on the West (similar to Arctic Alaska), and turquoise lakes. Lake Clark is a Lake in southern Alaska. It drains through Six Mile Lake and the Newhalen River into Iliamna Lake. The Alaska Peninsula is a Peninsula extending about 800 km (500 miles to the southwest from the mainland of Alaska and ending in the Aleutian Islands. The Aleutian Range is a major Mountain range of southwest Alaska, extending from Chakachamna Lake (80 miles/130 km southwest of Anchorage to Unimak The Chigmit Mountains are a subrange of the Aleutian Range in the Kenai Peninsula and Lake and Peninsula Boroughs of the U Mount Iliamna is a Glacier -carved Volcanic Peak located approximately 215 km (134 mi southwest of Anchorage on the west side of lower Cook Mount Redoubt, or Redoubt Volcano, is an active Volcano and is the highest peak in the Aleutian Range in Alaska.
No roads lead to the park and it can only be reached by small aircraft, floatplanes being the best method. The park, one of the least visited in the National Park System, averages just over 5,000 visitors per year. The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation
The documentary film "Alone in the Wilderness" (2003) is set in what is now the park. Most of the film was taken in 1968 and shows the "Twin Lakes" portion of the park.