About the Kenai

Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula extends 150 miles (240 km) southwest from the Chugach Mountains south of Anchorage. It is separated from the mainland on the west by the Cook Inlet and on the east by Prince William Sound. Most of the Kenai Peninsula is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.

Most Kenai Peninsula visitors arrive in Anchorage and journey south via either the Seward Highway or the Alaska Railroad.  As you arrive onto the Kenai Peninsula, you pass the turn off to the small town of Hope.  Further along you will see the junction of the Seward Highway, which heads to the communities of Moose Pass and coastal Seward, Alaska and the Sterling Highway, which heads east.

Cooper Landing is the first community you reach as you head east on the Sterling Highway.  This highway skirts the world famous Kenai Lake and Kenai River. Further east heads to Sterling, and on to Soldotna, Kenai and Nikiski, all of which border the Cook Inlet. The highway then turns southwest to trace the outside edge of the Kenai Peninsula. You travel through Kasilof, Clam Gulch, Ninilchik, Anchor Point and finally, Homer, Alaska where the road system ends.

From Homer, you can access the outlying coastal areas of Seldovia and Across the Bay, to access Kachemak Bay State Park.