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Address: 1 Ski Hill Road, Soldotna, AK 99669
Phone Number: 907262-7021
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Wildlife everywhere

Worth driving through BUT keep an eye on the car in front of you. EVERYBODY just stops to see something.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Worth driving through BUT keep an eye on the car in front of you. EVERYBODY just stops to see something.

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Belgium
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The 19-mile long Skilak Lake Road (gravel) winds through a forest, offering some beautiful views on Skilak Lake. There are several trails (moderate through strenuous) which start at different trailheads along the Skilak Lake Road and take you to the Kenai River, other creeks and lakes. You have access to some campgrounds en fishing spots. Be sure to take some... More 

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Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The fishing was absolutely superb. Arrangements for fishing trips were very efficient. A moose and her two calves wandered through the yard while we were fishing on the dock.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There are two entrances to the Kenai Wildlife Refuge, a huge nationally protected wildlife refuge in the north center of the Kenai Peninsula. The east entrance is at Milepost 58 and the west entrance is at Milepost 75.2, near Soldotna onto Skilak Lake Road off of Highway 1 (Sterling Highway). The forest blocked a lot of the scenery, but some... More 

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Willits, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

This was nice. We enjoyed walking around and gathering information on the area. We hiked a trail and braved mosquitoes. This area was full of wildlife we saw more here than on Denali.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Take a boat ride or just enjoy the views from the various, well placed viewing platforms. Great way to see Alaskan wildlife at its best.

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Maui, Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Well done headquarters, with displays of different animals & the dangers of unregulated hunting. They had some gift items that I purchased to help support the Refuge, but found out later that they were cheaper there than at the airport! So I'm glad I bought them there to support their efforts to preserve the wildlife. Very friendly, helpful staffers there,... More 

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place was actually a very nice place! We traveled to some lakes and there was a lot of wildlife. I would definitely recommend this place on your trip!

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Columbus, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I've always visited after the main building in Soldotna had closed. There is an old sourdough cabin on one trail. Many interesting mushrooms, tree bark, moss and stone outcroppings to photograph. I was privileged to photograph two bald eagles in the top of a tree above me as well as a huge moose hoof print! No one else was around.... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hubby & I drove the Skilak Lake Road when heading from Soldotna to Seward. The road is in good condition 90 % of the way...the last few miles there was mud and puddles but we managed fine in the rental car. We didn't see any wildlife along the road as we were hoping to. There are a few turn offs... More 

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