Kenai River
Kenai River

Kenai River


The basics

Fishing is the main draw to the Kenai River and the river has sections perfect for beginners and expert fishers alike. Choose between half-day and full-day fishing trips or a multi-day canoe or kayak trip. Fishing fans are not the only ones drawn to the Kenai River during the salmon run; bald eagles and brown bears are often seen feasting on the abundant fish found here. 

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Things to know before you go

  • The Kenai River is a dream destination for anglers. 
  • A fishing license is required for all sport fishing in the Kenai River. 
  • Pack extra layers and rain gear and don’t forget the mosquito repellent. 
  • Wheelchair-accessible fishing spots are available at Centennial Park in Soldotna.
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How to get there

The Kenai River runs along the Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska. Many guided fishing trips head out from Coopers Landing, which is 102 miles (164 kilometers) south of Anchorage and 48 miles (77 kilometers) north of Seward just off the Seward Highway. 

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When to get there

May through September is the best time to fish on the Kenai River with July and August being the most popular time. The king (Chinook) salmon begin running in mid-May and tend to run a second time in mid-July. The red (sockeye) salmon tend to run in early June and mid-July and pink salmon run in even years only. October is prime trout fishing season.

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Kenai Peninsula Attractions

The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula in southcentral Alaska containing the glacier-covered Kenai Mountains, the Kenai River, Kenai Fjords National Park, and the cities of Seward, Sterling, and Homer. Salmon fishing is the region’s biggest draw, but wildlife viewing, hiking, dog sledding and glacier cruises are also popular activities.

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