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Address: Kenai, AK
Activities: Fishing
Description: One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.

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Enjoyed the Russian River Falls Hike

We loved the hike to the Falls and spent at least an hour watching jumping salmon and the birds, including the bold eagle.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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Martinez, CA
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Martinez, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We loved the hike to the Falls and spent at least an hour watching jumping salmon and the birds, including the bold eagle.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Take a the time to get off the sterling road and look at the beautiful turquoise blue water. Lots of people out fishing in the river.

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It's a bit of a hike but what a gorgeous view of the salmon run and trout stream. You need not fret about getting chilly on the hike up through the wooded hillside. We were there the first week of August and I suspect the run of red salmon was coming to an end but it was well worth the... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fished on my own and with a couple of other guests at the lodge had fun fighting landing and loosing fish.

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City of Angels
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was breathtaking.... The views, the colors... Just beautiful... we drove through twice and there really are no words to express the grandeur of it all... Moose, bears,eagles & a myriad of other wildlife to see..... Too cold to swim, but great fishing....

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We went to the falls. Most of the trail in is uninspiring but the falls, with the salmon leaping upstream, were fabulous. Binoculars were a big plus here. Then we hiked a small side trail to a fish weir, and continued past that to Lower Russian Lake, where we picnicked in a grassy clearing with a view of a distant... More 

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Ellsinore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The Russian River was live with sockeye when we visited in June 2015. We entered at the Russian River Campground and walked all the way down the boardwalk path to where the Russian River merges with the Kenai...what a beautiful place. We waded across the Russian and went down through the Sanctuary. I would recommend using the Ferry if you... More 

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wisconsin/florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Salmon fishing opened 6/11 and we were there 6/12. hundreds of people fishing side by side....it was a crazy sight. Be sure to ask them how they have to hook the salmon.

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fort worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Beautiful, great fishing, cold water. Didn't catch anything, but was great times kids could see fish just not biting. Everyone had fun

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Islamorada, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Very nice hike to see Salmon. We didn't see many other people but we did take some side trails to watch the fisherman and see the beautiful river. It is an amazingly beautiful and untouched area with fresh air, clean water and clearly marked trails. I wouldn't say it was very easy or close though! Bring a lot of water... More 

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Address: Kenai, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Kenai

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