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The Kenai Peninsula

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The Kenai Peninsula, only 200 miles south of Anchorage, boasts colorful coastal towns, glacier and wildlife sightseeing as well as recreational activities including sailing, kayaking and fishing.

Kenai Fjords National Park, on the south coast of Kenai Peninsula, is a 1,047-square-mile national park. The Harding Icefield, in Kenai Fjords National Park, is a 300-square-mile area of glaciers, fjords and islands, and home to a variety of wildlife including sea lions, sea otters and seals. Bird inhabitants of the park include puffins, murres and auklets. At least 38 glaciers flow from the icefield, eight of which reach the sea and calve, sending chunks of ice into the ocean. Kenai Fjords National Park can be reached by boat, road or float plane.

Homer, Alaska
Homer, Alaska

Homer, on the shore of Kachemak Bay, is well known for it’s fishing (notably halibut) and has a vibrant arts community.

Kenai is renowned for salmon fishing. The Kenai River salmon fishery brings thousands of visitors to Kenai every year. Kenai also has a rich history. The Dena’ina Athabascans occupied a permanent village of more than 1,000 inhabitants long before Europeans arrived. Russians settled in the area in 1741 and it is now the largest community on the peninsula.

Many RV sites on the Kenai Penninsula have access to fishing or are located right on the shore. Some RV Parks have fish-cleaning stations, vacuum sealing equipment, freezers and overnight shipping services for your catches.

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