Fireweed Scenic Beauty View
August 23, 2022
A spectacular scenic view from colorful Fireweed on Crescent Lake's beach shore with the water reflecting the mountains on along the opposite shore lines and beyond within Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
The Fireweed is a tall hardy perennial wildflower with brilliant pink to rose-purple flowers that thrives in open meadows, along streams, lake shores, roadsides, and forest edges. In some places, this species is so abundant that it can carpet entire meadows. The name fireweed stems from its ability to colonize areas burned by fire rapidly.
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is comprised of 4 million acres on the Alaska Peninsula in southwest Alaska. It is a land of stunning beauty and one of the nation's most remote national park units. Volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, and craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes. Lake Clark offers excellent opportunities for adventure, exploration, learning, and just plain having fun.
Image created by USA Patriotism! from U.S. National Park Service photo by Warren Hill.