Lake Clark National Park

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The National Park Service describes Lake Clark National Park as "a land of stunning beauty where volcanos steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect in turquoise lakes." I agree with the description, but they forgot the glaciers, waterfalls, loons and the other wildlife that inhabit the area. Lake Clark National Park is a back country park. There are no roads, there are no campgrounds. The only way to get there is by small plane. Travel within the park is by foot, kayak, raft, boat or small plane. Lake Clark National Park is four million undeveloped. wild acres of very rugged land. It offers recreation and solitude. There are two volcanos in the park. We visited Crescent Lake which is overlooked by Redoubt Volcano - an active volcano that last erupted in 2009. Crescent Lake is in the heart of the Chigmit Mountains. It is a nine mile long glacier carved lake. It is known for fishing and bear viewing. So how did we get to spend two days at Crescent Lake deep in the heart of Lake Clark National Park? Check out our next blog post, but before doing that, I suggest you check out some of the links above by clicking on the blue words in this post.

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