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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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Russian River During Sockeye Run

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Ellsinore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Hong Kong, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We did the 2.3-mile hike to the Russian River Fall today. Saw some salmons jumping the rocks but not as many as expected – no more than ten within the 30 min we’re there. No bear. Instead, there were two men catching a couple dozen salmons with a net right below the viewing platform. They cut the fish there, and... More 

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South Beloit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We camped here over night and went for a hike/long walk to the Russian River Falls. It is about 2 miles each way and easy enough for families - a nice wide path. It was busy though, as it was a nice Saturday and lots of folks were out. Couldn't find a solitary spot along the way, but the sight... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

We walked the 4.6 mile return up to Russian Falls and throughly enjoyed the experience. It is an easy walk, fairly flat winding its way through the forest to the Russion River Falls. The falls were pumping which made for great photos with the snow clad mountains behind. It was the very beginning of the salmon run and there were... More 

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

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