Jewels of The Alaska State Park System - Kenai Peninsula

Fishing on the Kenai River

Kenai River Special Management Area is a special unit of the state park system. The upper river is known for rainbow trout fishing, and the lower river boasts the world's largest king (chinook) salmon. There are public and private campgrounds, boat launches, and public access points along the river.

Eagle in Kachemak Bay SP

Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park is accessible by plane or boat from Homer, at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula, and is known for its scenic, wild mountain terrain, fjords and coves. There are primitive campsites, cabins and trails to high mountain lakes and glaciers. Kachemak Bay supports many species of marine life. Visitors frequently observe sea otters, seals, porpoise, and whales.

Caines Head State Recreation Area, near Seward, is the scenic site of an abandoned World War II fort. The massive headland rises 650 feet above Resurrection Bay, against a backdrop of rolling alpine meadows and sharp peaks, and gives way to a sweeping view of the North Pacific Ocean. The shale-covered, forest framed beaches of Caines Head can be reached by boat or foot.