Centennial Park is located at mile 0.1 on Kaliforsky Beach Road just after you turn off from the Sterling highway on the right. There are 126 campsites to choose from. There is a day use picnic area which we used. I think the normal day rate is $5 per carload (they didn't charge us as I told them that we would only be there for about 45 minutes) and I'm not sure about the camping rates. It sure seemed like a pleasant area. There are picnic tables, firepits with firewood provided, restrooms, water and the maximum stay is 2 weeks. The kids from our baseball team enjoyed the fish walk that took them right to the rivers edge. One of the kids found some old fishing line and a fly and tried his luck. He was probably lucky that he didn't get a King Salmon on as some of them get very big (up to 60-70 lbs) it probably would have pulled him right into the river!!
Most people DON"T come to Soldotna to play baseball but that was the purpose of our trip. Soldotna is a great host for the baseball tournaments as they have great little league fields and friendly and helpful people running the tournamen!! Here is a shot of our Opening Ceremonies. The baseball fields are located pretty much right across from the State Troopers building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Mile 0.3 They are called Gehrke Field and there is also a Rodeo Grounds located behind the baseball fields so when the wind is blowing just right there is a nice aroma in the air.
This is one of the views from the many fish viewing platforms along the Kenai River. This one is located at Centennial Park municipal Campground.