Rivers & Lakes

The surprising turquoise color of many of The Kenai’s rivers and lakes is very unusual and is caused by just the right blending of glacial waters and snowmelt. Home to spawning salmon, these rivers and lakes can be explored by rafting, fishing from drift or powerboats, or finding beautiful trails along the shores. Some of Alaska’s wildest whitewater, as well as some of its most placid and scenic waterways, can be found on The Kenai. The quaint settlements of Moose Pass and Cooper Landing, along with the larger communities of Sterling, Soldotna, and Kenai, owe a substantial portion of their livelihoods to the bounty of fish, scenery, and wildlife that the Kenai watershed provides.

Free Discovery Guide

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The Discovery Guide includes everything you will need to plan your next trip to The Kenai. Not only will you find hundreds of listings for lodging opportunities, river guides, open-water charters, and bear viewing tours, but you will also get a fold-out map of the entire Kenai Peninsula!