Port Alsworth, Alaska is located 175 miles southwest from Anchorage and is accessible only by plane. There are no roads over a mile long and the two dirt runways are the hub of activity. The village is on majestic Lake Clark National Park, which is 45 miles long and up to 900 feet deep. Flying to Lake Clark takes you through Lake Clark Pass, which boasts 10,000 ft jagged peaks lined with glaciers and the chance to catch a glimpse of wildlife below.
Set apart from any other Alaskan park, it holds all of the quintessential Alaskan features. Three mountain ranges, the Alaska Range, the Aleutian Range and the Chigmit Mountain Range all merge within the park. Speckled with turquoise lakes, gleaming glaciers and colorful tundra it is an Alaska visitor’s dream.
Get the feeling of flying by Port Alsworth in a Super Cub airplane as you watch this video. It’s a great quick clip to picture my home.
Two active volcanoes, Redoubt and Iliamna add to the rugged ranges and are the highest peaks within the park. Home to brown bear, black bear, Dahl sheep, caribou, moose, and a host of other wildlife, visitors will surely a catch glimpse of the abundant wildlife found within the park.
Tanalian Mountain guards Port Alsworth, jutting up from the bay almost 4,000 ft. It’s a favorite of mine for hiking and providing epic views of Lake Clark and the surrounding valleys.