Accessible, Incredible Kenai

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Sea Kayaking in Kenai
Paddling the Kenai's rugged south coast.

Sea Kayaking
Take your pick: Challenge the rocky, deep-set fjords and open waters of the peninsula's south coast or explore the gentler, island-dotted north shore. The Kenai is a sea kayaker's playground. The classic tour is a departure from Seward for a jaunt around Resurrection Bay, and longer overnight routes are limited only by your imagination and the availability of roadside put-ins.

Read: Kenai Wilderness Kayaking

Fishing
The fishing on the peninsula is justly famous, with mantle-worthy specimens routinely teased from the Kenai, Russian, and Kasilof Rivers, to name but a few hot spots. Whatever you're after—king, silver, coho, or sockeye salmon; rainbow trout, Dolly Varden, charr—the fishing here is world-class.

Read: Fishing for Chinook in Alaska

Canoeing
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has earned a reputation as "The Other Boundary Waters" for its many lakes and classic canoe trails. The 60-mile, 30-lake Swan Lake System and the 46-mile, 40-lake Swanson River Canoe Route are crawling with good campsites and wildlife galore.


Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication
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