Lake Clark (Alaska)

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Lake Clark
Lake Clark National Park.jpg
LocationLake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, US
Coordinates60°14′39″N 154°17′07″W / 60.24417°N 154.28528°W / 60.24417; -154.28528Coordinates: 60°14′39″N 154°17′07″W / 60.24417°N 154.28528°W / 60.24417; -154.28528
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length69 km (43 mi)
Max. width8 km (5.0 mi)

Lake Clark (Dena'ina: Qizhjeh Vena) is a lake in southwest Alaska. It drains through Six Mile Lake and the Newhalen River into Iliamna Lake. The lake is about 64 km (40 mi) long and about 8 km (5.0 mi) wide.

Lake Clark was named for John W. Clark, chief of the Nushagak trading post and the first American non-Native to see the lake, when an expedition financed by a weekly magazine reached it in February 1891.[1] The Dena'ina Athabascan name is Qizjeh Vena which means "place where people gather lake".[2] The lake is within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.

A panoramic picture taken from the bank of Lake Clark
Location of Nondalton, Alaska


  1. ^ Branson (2012), chapter 13
  2. ^ Branson (2012), p.186

Branson, John B. (2012). The Life and Times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. ISBN 9780979643262.