The best times to fish for salmon:
King (Chinook): Late May through July 31st
Silver (Coho): August & September
Red (Sockeye): Late June through early August
Steelhead: Late August through late Oct.
Halibut, Trout and other species:  Anytime




The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is a 1.92 million acre (7,770 km²) wildlife preserve located on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. The refuge was created in 1941 as the Kenai Moose Range, but in 1980 it was changed to its present status by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act. There is a wide variety of terrain in the refuge, including muskeg and other wetlands, alpine areas, and taiga forest. The refuge protects several large mammals, including brown bears, black bears, dall sheep, moose, and caribou, as well as thousands of migratory and native birds. There are numerous lakes, as well as the Kenai River, Kasilof River, and the refuge is a popular destination for fishing for salmon and trout.


Plan your Alaska Adventure. Alaska offers world class hiking, rafting, kayaking, skiing, snow machining, whale watching, and wildlife & bird viewing. Kenai Peninsula boasts some of the best hiking trails and rivers for rafting and kayaking. Excellent cross country skiing trails trace across the peninsula and snow machining is a very popular winter sport. Book a glacier cruise, air tour or enjoy breathtaking scenes during a hike or sail aboard one of many charters offered, or tour with a sled dog racing team.