Welcome to Port Alsworth!
Tanalian Point, the forerunner of Port Alsworth and Lake Clark’s first Euro-American settlement, was settled by prospectors in the late 1880s. The site offered ready access to nearby copper prospects and the best wood fuel and timber for cabins. Dena’ina Athabaskan Indians lived at Tanalian Point after prospectors established it as a community. It developed into a staging area for the Telaquana Trail and mining activities on Kontrashibuna Lake and Portage Creek. Big game hunters arrived in 1921 seeking local guides. Pioneer bush pilot Leon “Babe” Alsworth and his wife Mary, the settlement’s first postmistress, were among the first settlers in the 1940s. Port Alsworth now has numerous fishing lodges, some open year-round, and is the local headquarters for the Lake Clark National Park and Preserve.