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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Kenai River

Kenai Region

Stormy Lake Boat Launch & Day Use Area

Stormy Lake Boat Launch & Day Use Area


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ Day Use Area
★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page)
★ Toilets
★ Water -
★ Toilets
★ Picnic sites
★ Picnic Shelter -
★ Boat Launch

Useful Information

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★ Beach Combing
★ Day Use
★ Fishing

Captain Cook State Recreation Area is virtually undiscovered by most visitors to the Kenai Peninsula. It offers a peaceful setting of forests, lakes, streams and saltwater beaches. The recreation area can be reached by driving 25 miles north of Kenai on the North Kenai Road to milepost 36.

Captain Cook State Recreation Area offers a variety of recreation activities, from canoeing and boating on Stormy Lake to beach combing on Cook Inlet tide swept shores, bird watching, berry picking, and wildlife observation. The beaches are popular with agate hunters.

Anglers may enjoy fishing for rainbow trout and silver salmon in Swanson River as well as rainbows and arctic char in Stormy Lake. Current fishing regulations will give complete information on seasons and limits. Winter visitors enjoy ice fishing on Stormy Lake.

Discovery Campground is contracted by Alaska Recreation Management (907) 522-8368 or (907) 748-2553.

36.9 Kenai Spur Highway

Driving Directions:
Take the Seward Hwy South, at the Seward Cut-off, bear to the right and take the Sterling Hwy. In Soldotna, bear to the right onto the Kenai Spur Hwy. Located at milepost 36.9 of the Kenai Spur Hwy.

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
DNR Public Information Center:
(907) 269-8400
DPOR Director's Office:
(907) 269-8700