Kenai

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Did you know...Beluga whales have been seen as far as 6 MILES upstream from the mouth of the Kenai river to feed on schools of spawning Hooligan fish?

Travel the Seward and Sterling Highways 155 miles south of Anchorage and you will reach the town of Kenai. Kenai was a Dena'ina Athabascan Indian village prior to settlement by Russian fur traders in 1791. Nestled between Cook Inlet and the world-renowned Kenai River, Kenai visitor activities vary from trying to catch a trophy-sized king salmon to visiting Fort Kenay in historic downtown. You can even stay in a converted cannery at Kenai Landing to get the authentic "fisherman" experience. 

Activites in Kenai:

Kenaitze Indian Salmon Bake, Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center, Self guided walking tour of "Old Town Kenai" (maps available at Kenai Visitors Center), Simulated Space Missions at the Kenai Challenger Learning Center, Kenai Landing: historic cannery with shopping, entertainment & exhibits, Watch for beluga whales at the mouth of the Kenai River, View migratory birds on the Kenai Flats viewing platforms, Attend an Oilers baseball game. 

Kenai River Scenic Float Departure Days Starting At

A serene 2-hr float along a quiet, non-motorized stretch of the scenic Upper Kenai. Learn More »

Cooper Landing 1 $65
Kenai Riverside Fishing Departure Days Starting At

Fish for world-famous Salmon, Trout and Dolly Varden - all in just a few action-packed days! Learn More »

Anchorage 2–7 $1,695
Trout & Sockeye Salmon Fishing Departure Days Starting At

Spin, cast or fly... whichever technique you prefer. Join an expert guide on the famous Kenai River for an exciting day of fishing! Learn More »

Cooper Landing 1 $295