Lake & Pen Air

Visiting Lake Clark and Katmai National Parks

Lake Clark National Park

One of the most remote national parks in the U.S., Lake Clark abounds with breathtaking mountains, turquoise lakes, wildlife, and opportunities for outdoor activity.

With more than 4 million acres to explore, the list of things to do in Lake Clark is seems endless. You can backpack or day hike, camp or stay in a B&B. You can fly fish, hunt, paddle, raft, watch wildlife and flightsee. 

Port Alsworth is headquarters to both Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, and Lake and Pen Air. Because we’re based here, we know exactly what the area has to offer and can help you plan a trip perfect for your interests, timing and skills.

Katmai National Park

A visit to the rugged Katmai National Park and Preserve is one of the most rewarding national park experiences in the world. The fourth largest national park in the U.S., Katmai was established to preserve the volcanic landscape of the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. But the park is perhaps most known as the home of one of the largest populations of grizzly bears on Earth, and one of the best places to watch these incredible creatures, as they fish for salmon in the Brooks River.

Most visitors to Katmai base themselves at Brooks Camp, accessible by float plane from King Salmon. We can take you to King Salmon and help you arrange your best option for a float plane to Brooks Camp. We can also help you experience the landscapes and wildlife of Katmai with a flightseeing or a bear watching tour. If you’re short on time, taking to the air with one of our pilots can give you your best chance of seeing the park and finding bears. If you’ve got a bit longer, we can help you get to Katmai and plan the trip of a lifetime once you’re there.