Lake Clark National Park

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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, also in Alaska, features volcanoes, lakes, and diverse habitats. From turquoise lakes to steamy hot springs, it’s a wilderness retreat.

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Fast Facts

State(s): Alaska
Area: 4,030,015 acres (16,308.89 sq km) – 5th largest national park of 63
Highest Elevation: Mount Redoubt – 10,197 ft (3,108.05 m)
Lowest Elevation: Sea level
Date Established: December 2, 1980
Annual Visitors: 18,187 visitors in 2022
Nearest Town: Anchorage, Alaska

Recommended Day Hikes

Park Tracker considers a “day hike” to be a hike under 10 miles. Below we provide our top five recommendations inside the park, along with AllTrails links to the hikes.

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🧗🏻‍♂️ Popular Activities in Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark is about more than just hiking. See below for some of the best non-hiking activities to do in Lake Clark National Park.

  1. Wildlife viewing, especially bears and salmon
  2. Kayaking and canoeing on pristine lakes
  3. Fishing in the park’s rivers and lakes
  4. Flightseeing tours for aerial views
  5. Photography, capturing the park’s diverse landscapes

🛎️ Where to Stay Near Lake Clark National Park

While there are ample camping and vacation rental options near most US national parks, I personally highly prefer staying at Hilton-branded properties when traveling to national parks. As such, below are the five closest Hilton properties to Lake Clark National Park.

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🍔 What to Eat Near Lake Clark National Park

After hiking and exploring Lake Clark National Park, odds are high you’re going to be hungry. Here are five of the best restaurant options within and near the park.

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