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Russian River

Kenai, AK
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Kenai
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.
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Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.
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Frankfurt
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We did a short 1 h walk to the russian river falls - saw a lot of salmosns waiting and trying to over the falls was fabulous seeing all the fishes jump up. No bears... But a lot of nature.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The sole reason we went to alaska was to see bears, in fact I've been to alaska multiple times now and Russian river is the only place almost guaranteed to see bears. Between Denali and Seward no where else seems to have such a dense population of bears within driving reach of Anchorage. The fishing is awesome, the bear viewing... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed at Russian River campground. Great quiet private campsite, river a short walk away. The river walkways are great. Saw multiple bears, salmon, eagles and a lot of people fishing on the river. Wished he stayed here longer than we did. Look forward to going back.

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kenai
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

amazing views in the daylight hours. Very good interesting food. Things you wouldn't likely pair at home are the norm here. I had the only normal thing on the menu. Fish and chips excellent. Home made tar tar sauce wow! The server was very personable. Would go again.

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Houston, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Caught several reds and rainbows this year on Kenai River close to head waters of Russian River. Did two floats this year and had good times.

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Rio Grande, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Bears, Bears and more Bears plus the fishing was great, Reds and silvers and more bears, The walk down from the campground is also handicap accessable

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Merritt Island, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We camped here for 3 nights. It was gorgeous in all directions. The steps down the mountainside to the river were very nice and led right to the river. We missed the salmon run, but enjoyed the spacious campsites and the natural beauty. There are no hookups, but there are pit toilets. Most people were in campers, however there were... More 

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Texas
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119 reviews 119 reviews
42 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We have walked this trail a couple of times now, and always see lots of anglers and salmon, it's amazing! There are bears in this area, but other than from a distance away from this trail, we have yet to spot them although reports from others we talked to said they did. Definitely an area not to miss!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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132 reviews 132 reviews
53 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

We camped here for two nights, great campground, lovely sites. The boardwalk was a great experience and we totally enjoyed the entire experience. The fish were abundant, the campgrounds were clean, no complaints at all.

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Kentucky
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130 reviews 130 reviews
21 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The fish don't come in like they used to and the crowds are bigger than ever, but the settings of wild beauty makes this place worth a stop. Listen carefully because if the ferry operator blows the air horn there's a grizzly in the immediate area.

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