Alicia's Eagle Rock Lodge
5679 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, Alaska, 99611, United States
More about Kenai
with sister at Old Town of Kenai, Alaska
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Travel Tips for Kenai
Start your visit at the Kenai...
Start your visit at the Kenai Visitors Center on the Spur Highway. Be sure to drive out of town to Nikiski and see the offshore oil rigs. Hit the beach in mid summer and watch the residents dip net for salmon. Visit the Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Refuge. Be sure to hit the Kenai River and fish for some of our famous Kenai King Salmon and enjoy the time you can spend outdoors. The Kenai/Soldotna area is a great base for visiting Ninilchik, Anchor Point and Homer. All three are small Alaskan communities with individual charms and points of interest. Halibut fishing charters are a lot of fun and you get a great meal from the fish you catch, there is nothing as tasty as a fresh halibut steak. While outside I miss the smell of an early morning in winter, the wood smoke mxing with the cold to make an impression that is hard to forget. The quiet of an early summer morning on the river listening to the loons call to each other and the sound of the rushing river.
Here on the beach you can see the style of net that is used. There are different variations but the size of the opening of the net is restricted to a certain size but I dont remember exactly what that is. If you get a chance to do this plan on getting wet! I saw a few of the guys take just one step to many and that is all it takes to fill your waders full of water!
Here's a couple
There were times when it was non-stop catching! The whole beach looked like a worker colony of ants! You could see everyone just walking from the beach back to the water over and over again. Most of the people are filling up their freezers for the winter months when the salmon don't run.
A Fishing Paradise
One of the main attractions of the Kenai Peninsula is the fishing. Lots and lots of fishing. From multi day package trips to solo outings, in the winter or the summer, salt water or fresh water, there is lots of fishing to be done here. Most, if not all, of the towns on the Peninsula have a fishing derby one weekend or multiple times throughout the year. There is everything here: 4 kinds of salmon, dolly varden, trout, arctic char, halibut and so on. I like fishing and I've heard of places that are good spots but I've never seen a whole area as geared to this one sport/hobby as I have the Kenai Peninsula. And although it's advertised heavily and the word's gotten out about this being a prime location, you still shouldn't have a problem finding your own personal fishing hole. If you don't have anything, don't worry. Trips can organize everything you need. And if you just want to show up here and not sign up for a trip but venture out yourself, that's okay too. It seems like every mile or so you'll come across an outfitter--suppliers are everywhere. And there are multiple ways to ship your catch home, as well.
Of course, there are regulations, limits, licenses...all of this information can be found at The Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game
Kenai Fjords Natl Park
There is an amazing national park that has about 600,000 acres of property on the southeastern side of the Kenai Peninsula. You can get here via the Seward Hwy or Sterling Hwy. Seward is the gateway to the park, whose dominant feature is the Harding Icefield. An exciting way to get to Seward is by taking a boat tour from Homer, it is very memorable. Now back to the Natl. Park. It blankets all but the top of the Kenai Mtns and goes all the way down to the coast which is a rugged shoreline of glacier-carved fjords. Exit Glacier is the most accessible. Bald eagles, bears, moose and mountain goats inhabit the area and are visable some of the times (Eagles are very visable). I studied a bit of Geology in college, so I loved the glaciers. Though I didn't participate, I read that the park headquarters and visitor center are in Seward on 4th Ave next to the harbormasterand the rangers will give tours of the park. They are open daily 9am-6pm summers.