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.
Equipment: 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
Stock Car Racing
There is a local track for stock car racing. We saw this car outside the local NAPA Autoparts store and they were giving away free hotdogs so we stopped to load the kids up on Hotdogs and potato chips! We had a tight budget!
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