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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
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Owner description: One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.
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Anchorage, Alaska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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6 reviews 6 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
41 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fishing areas were easy to find, signs were pretty clear, parking areas were clearly defined. Disliked not catching what others were having success taking home!

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