Lake Clark National Park and Preserve  

Another little-known wilderness park, featuring the 50-mile long Lake Clark, which is fed by hundreds of waterfalls. Nestled where the Aleutian and Alaska mountain ranges meet, the area is known as Alaska’s Alps. World-class fishing, river-running and bear-viewing await the adventurous visitor. The part protects part of the greater Bristol Bay watershed, which contains the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. Alaska’s famed “Bush Rat” governor, Jay Hammond, homesteaded in the area.

Size: 4 million acres. Located on the west side of Cook Inlet, southwest of Anchorage.

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