Located just south of Anchorage, nothing about the Kenai is formal or stuffy. In fact, no other destination offers such an up close and personal Alaskan experience. That’s why we are known as Alaska’s Playground.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough is 90% wilderness and therefore a destination of choice for Alaskan travelers who desire to observe wildlife within its natural habitat. We serve as the gateway for Alaska's best one-day flightseeing trips to view the famed Katmai and Wolverine Creek bears. The Kenai is home to one black bear per square mile. Black or brown bears may be spotted from your vehicle, from your raft as you float by, or up on the mountainside while hiking our miles of improved trails.Learn More
Over the eons, glacier ice has carved valleys that are now submerged under seawater, thus forming the fjords. Kenai Fjords National Park preserves this magical part of the Peninsula, and a diverse fleet of small ships delivers the experience.
Further south, Kachemak Bay State Park is easily accessed from Homer where you can get out and explore the Bay by sea kayak, charter cruise, or water taxi. Across the Bay you will find hiking trails through lush forests, over mountains, and next to glaciers.Learn More
Fish, Fish, fish! And why, why, why? Because location, location, location!
The Kenai is world renowned for its wide-ranging fishing opportunities. Four species of salmon by the hundreds of thousands—find their way into the Peninsula’s bays, rivers, and lakes to return to where their lives began. Virtually any time of the summer is salmon fishing season on The Kenai. The largest King Salmon of all, weighing close to 100 pounds, are sought on the famed lower Kenai River. Salmon is only part of the draw.Learn More
If you would like to look back a few centuries, there’s plenty of human history to discover here. Captain Cook explored here in the late 18th Century. Russians colonized parts of the eastern coast, bringing a long-lasting influence to the area, including several Russian Orthodox churches, one of which is over 200 years old. Alaska Natives thrived on the Kenai’s rich resources from both land and sea.Learn More