Port Alsworth Woodlot Trail Improvement
Lake Clark Nat'l Park and Preserve
240 W. 5th Ave.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (LACL) is proposing to improve the surface condition of the access trail to the Port Alsworth woodlot and to construct a public picnic area adjacent to the Tanalian River for recreational use. Approximately 1,700 feet of trail would be improved with a gravel to create a sustainable surface suitable for year round travel by all-terrain vehicles, snow machines, or pedestrians. This trail represents the only access point to the Port Alsworth woodlot which is used for subsistence firewood harvest. Currently, the trail is in a condition that does not allow for sustainable use. Additionally, the access trail is part of a greater trail network used by hikers year round. The public picnic area would be located at the end of the woodlot trail system and would create a destination point for year round recreational use. A vacant lot owned by the NPS immediately adjacent to the NPS airplane hangar will serve as a gravel source for this project.