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Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
Description - Located in the heart of the Chigmit mountains along the western shore of Cook Inlet, the park-preserve contains great geologic diversity, including jagged peaks, granite spires, and two symmetrical active volcanoes. More than a score of glacial carved lakes rim the mountain mass. Lake Clark, more than 40 miles long, is not only the largest lake here, but it is also the headwaters for red salmon spawning. Merrill and Lake Clark Passes cut through the mountains and are lined by dozens of glaciers and hundreds of waterfalls that cascade over rocky ledges. The park-preserve contains the Chilikadrotna, Mulchatna and Tlikakila Wild Rivers. LIMITED FEDERAL FACILITIES.

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Report: Exceptional Wilderness Float Trip Experience - Sapphire-like Twin Lakes to Swift Running Waters Through the Forest. CHILIKADROTNA RIVER By floatplane from Lake Hood, we fly westerly through wingspan-wide, jagged and snow covered mountain passes into the Lake Clark Region. After shooting your entire trips supply of film, a pair of sapphire lakes appears on the horizon. Framed by the surrounding peaks of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve lies Twin Lakes, the put in for our adventure. The Chilikadrotna spills swiftly west for 60 miles to its confluence with the Mulchatna. The river's crystal clear water dashes through the forested hill country where sweepers, strainers, log jams, boulder gardens, shallows, narrows, and rapids demand alertness at all times. One stretch of the river drops 50 feet in 3/4 of a mile. Historically, Aleuts and Eskimos settled this part of Alaska. When the Russians arrived, Athapaskins moved into the area displacing the Aleuts and Eskimos. The late 1800s brought American surveyors, commercial traders, and gold prospectors. Today, this region has the richness of the remote wilderness. The Chilikadrotna provides spectacular scenery throughout, offers premier angling for several species of fish, thrilling stretches of fun whitewater, and excellent opportunities for viewing wildlife. This river is home to one of the greatest populations of Barren Ground Caribou. For more information contact Brian Richardson Northern Rim Wilderness Adventures www.northernrim.com


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Contact Information:
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, 4230 University Drive, Suite 311 , Anchorage, AK, 99505, Phone: 907-271-3751

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Alaska National Parks and Monuments -
Alaska Travel Region - Southwest -

Links:
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve - Official agency website

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