In the wilds of Lake Clark National Park, you can enjoy peace and quiet in a pristine unspoiled wilderness. Incredible fishing, beautiful waterways, crystal-clear lakes and soaring mountain vistas all await those seeking to get in touch with nature and their inner self. If you simply want to get away from it all and relax, then this is the place for you. Take this quiz and you'll soon be packing your bags.
In what state is Lake Clark National Park located?
Lake Clark National Park is located in Alaska, 150 miles (241 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage. The massive park offers blissful solitude in a wilderness surrounding.
There are no roads leading to the park and you can get there only by airplane. Float planes land on the lakes throughout the area and regular planes land on open beaches, gravel bars, or private airstrips in the park.
Backcountry camping is available through the park. Lodging in the park itself varies from bed-and breakfasts for a few guests to sports lodges, that can handle up to 16 guests and some are open year-round.
How long ago did people first visit the area that is now Lake Clark National Park?
15,000 years ago
10,000 years ago
The glaciers formed in the last ice age retreated from Lake Clark National Park about 14,000 years ago. Archeological evidence shows that people first entered the area of the park approximately 10,000 years ago.
What is one sight you will see as you fly through Historic Lake Clark Pass?
glaciers and waterfalls
blazing red and orange fireweed
both of the above
You will see rugged mountains, gleaming blue glaciers flowing down to the valleys, winding rivers, waterfalls cascading hundreds of feet, and the flanks of mountains covered with blazing red and orange fireweed.
How many rivers in the park have been officially designated as "wild and scenic" by the National Park Service?
The park has three rivers officially designated "wild and scenic" by the National Park Service. They are the Mulchatna, Tlikakila, and Chilikadrotna rivers. The park's rivers and lakes offer some of the finest fishing in the world, as they are abundant with trout, northern pike, and five kinds of salmon.
Lake Clark is 1,056 feet deep for most of its 128 square miles. Geologists believe that thousands of years ago the lake may have been open to the ocean before it was closed off by outwash deposits as glaciers melted.