HOW STUFF WORKS
QUIZZES

FOLLOW US
The Ultimate Lake Clark National Park Quiz
by Staff
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?

  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Virginia

How do you travel to the park?

  • boat
  • air taxi
  • automobile

Where is the visitor center for the park located?

  • at Wilderness Airport just outside the park
  • Nondalton
  • Port Alsworth

What is the size of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve?

  • 4,030,025 acres
  • 2,309,175 acres
  • 1,658,705 acres

Once inside the park, what is the easiest way to travel?

  • boat or airplane
  • hiking trails
  • ATV paths

How long does it take to fly into the park?

  • about two and a quarter to two and a half hours
  • about 45 minutes to an hour
  • between one and two hours

How many visitors does the park have park in an average year?

  • about 9,500
  • about 5,500
  • about 2,500

What accommodation is available in the park?

  • private lodgings
  • backcountry camping
  • both of the above

Besides its remoteness, what is a prime attraction of the national park?

  • glaciers
  • volcanoes
  • giant ice caves

How high are the active volcanoes in Lake Clark National Park?

  • more than 10,000 feet
  • just over 6,000 feet
  • about 3,800 feet

How long ago did people first visit the area that is now Lake Clark National Park?

  • 15,000 years ago
  • 10,000 years ago
  • 5,000 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

What is the size of Lake Clark for which the park is named?

  • 40 by 5 miles
  • 32 by 6 miles
  • 28 by 12 miles

What is the name of a river located in the park that is famous for runs of pink salmon?

  • Mulchatna River
  • Newhalen River
  • Chilikadrotna River

Approximately how many salmon fight their way up the Newhalen River to get to their spawning grounds?

  • about 9 million
  • about 12 million
  • about 15 million

How many rivers in the park have been officially designated as "wild and scenic" by the National Park Service?

  • five
  • three
  • two

What is special about Turquoise Lake and Telequana Lake?

  • covered with ice year around
  • wilderness preserve for caribou
  • only landlocked lakes that contain salmon

How deep in Lake Clark?

  • 583 feet
  • 852 feet
  • 1056 feet

What is the name of Alaska’s state tree?

  • Sitka Spruce
  • Paper Birch
  • Northern White Pine

What is the name of the man referred to as Alaska’s Henry David Thoreau?

  • Frederic Edwin Church
  • Benton MacKaye
  • Dick Pronneke