By National Park Service
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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a place where there is no shortage of stunning landscapes. We invite you to take a virtual tour with these interactive panoramas to sample for yourself some of the astounding beauty and diversity of the park.
Click the camera icons on the map or on the thumbnails below to start exploring the park. Some panoramas contain links to other views.
This view of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve’s namesake lake is from the shore in front of the Joe Thompson cabin. The cabin and its outbuildings are among the several historic structures in the park that have been restored by the National Park Service.
Hardenburg Bay is a hub of boat and float plane activity in the small community of Port Alsworth. The park’s field headquarters is here and staff are available to answer your questions and plan your trip in the park.
Priest Rock is a prominent rock formation on the shore of Lake Clark. It is also the site of the historic Allen Woodward cabin, one of several historic structures in the park that have been restored by the National Park Service.
A stunningly beautiful lake in the interior of the park.
Snipe Lake is located in the preserve, south of the Chilikadrotna River and north of Lake Clark. The National Park Service maintains a small cabin near the lake as well as a remote weather station.
Snipe Lake Weather Station
This is a 360 degree view of Snipe Lake and the Bonanza Hills from the weather station located at 2,315 ft. above sea level. Current weather observations are available here. There are several NPS remote weather stations in Lake Clark National Park and other parks in the area.
The Johnson River is fed by glaciers on the flanks of Iliamna Volcano and flows into the Cook Inlet. The river supports resident and anadromous fish populations such as silver (coho) salmon and Dolly Varden. Also featured is the distinctive Slope Mountain at 3510ft (1070m). Look closely enough and you’ll see a coastal brown bear feeding on the vegetation along the river mouth.
Bear viewing is one of the main attractions at this gorgeous site on the Cook Inlet coast. Brown bears gather in the coastal salt marshes to feed on the nutrient-rich vegetation in the early summer. Several guiding services are authorized to provide bear viewing trips to Lake Clark National Park.
Bear Viewing at Silver Salmon Creek
Safe and respectful wildlife viewing depends on appropriate and consistent human behavior and guidelines have been established to ensure your safety. The goal at popular bear viewing sites in the park is to minimize impacts on the bears while allowing for the opportunity to view these amazing animals in their natural habitat.
Did You Know?
Kijik National Historic Landmark in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve contains the world’s largest concentration of prehistoric and historic Dena’ina Athabascan houses.