Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark National Park

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VISIT Lake Clark National Park:

Park Details

Lake Clark National Park was established on December 1, 1978, and has a total area of 2,619,816 acres (4,093 square miles, or 10,607 square kilometers).

Address 1 Park Place, Port Alsworth, AK, 99653
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When to Visit: Weather vs. Peak Visitation

Lake Clark National Park is the 321st most visited park in the country.

We crunched 30 years of historical weather and/or park service data to find the best months to visit Lake Clark National Park. We looked for the optimal temperatures, the least amount of snow and rain, and stayed away from peak visitation months if we could help it. All this data then helped us paint a picture as to what the absolute best time to visit Lake Clark National Park is.

Our data shows the best months to visit Lake Clark National Park are January, February, March & April.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Park Visits1712333483366603,9926,3366,7643,148264258245
Precipitation12311398107103135142157185131130145
Avg Temp151820263850555140271916
Max Temp282929355363666351363029
Avg Temp3571729384340311985
Min Temp-27-26-20-616283430190-17-22
Temperature values in °F; Precipitation in Inches

Lake Clark National Park Road Trips

Many family vacations consist of stringing one or more national parks together during a week-long trip. Creating these types of trips is our specialty! Here are the road trips we've created where Lake Clark National Park is visited.

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Other Nearby National Park Sites

From national monuments, to historic sites to seashores and more, here are the other parks closest to Lake Clark National Park.

NameDistance
Kenai Fjords National Park137 mi
Katmai National Park179 mi
Alagnak Wild River180 mi
Denali National Park189 mi

Nearby Campsites & RV Parks

If you are looking to pitch a tent or park an RV at a campsite near Lake Clark National Park, here is a list of the closest campsites in the surrounding area. They all have slightly different amenitites, so its best to check them all out instead of just chosing the first on the list.

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Nearest Ski Resorts

For those of you who are the diehard outdoors type, visiting a national park on a ski trip can be quite the adventure. Here are the ski resorts within 100 miles of Lake Clark National Park:

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
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Nearest Airports

When visiting a National park, many people are faced with either a very long drive across country, or a much shorter flight. For those of you looking to fly into Lake Clark National Park, we've listed the closest airports in the area.

Large Airports

A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airports to Lake Clark National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
Ted Stevens Anchorage International AirportANCAnchorage, AK115 mi
Fairbanks International AirportFAIFairbanks, AK318 mi
Medium Airports

A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airports to Lake Clark National Park.

NameCodeCityDistance
McGrath AirportMCGMcGrath, AK154 mi
King Salmon AirportAKNKing Salmon, AK194 mi
Aniak AirportANIAniak, AK208 mi
Aleknagik / New AirportWKKAleknagik, AK213 mi
Dillingham AirportDLGDillingham, AK220 mi
Kodiak AirportADQKodiak, AK224 mi
Holy Cross AirportHCRHoly Cross, AK225 mi

Credits: Campground data provided by USCampgrounds.info. Map shapes from CartographyVectors. Weather data from NOAA. Airport data from OurAirports.com. Images from Unsplash, Flickr and Parks&Trips. All data has also been updated and augmented by Parks&Trips.