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Nirvana

Heaven on earth! So beautiful! Of course it was a glorious day with perfect weather, no mosquitoes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
R6990TVmarym
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Prescott
Disappointing walk

The trail is a long walk. The area that the salmon jump was rather small and disappointing. No... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“combat fishing” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (31 reviews)
“the river” (28 reviews)
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Kenai, AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heaven on earth! So beautiful! Of course it was a glorious day with perfect weather, no mosquitoes, helpful locals. One woman even rescued me from falling into the river while trying to cross. Despite the large number of anglers at the confluence, we found that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trail is a long walk. The area that the salmon jump was rather small and disappointing. No wildlife spotted along the way. Would be better to complete this trail on a mountain bike.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve fished the Kenai self guided in the past, but hadn’t really tried the Russian River. We paid to park in the pink salmon lot and took the stairs down to the river. After an hour of exploring, I found a safe spot to wade...More

2  Thank Brian H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful walk but easily done by ecven the most non athletic of us. Well worth it and especially if you go when the bears and fish are at the falls.

1  Thank C O
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

I love this area. I've been here several times and will continue to go back again an again. The summer months bring out the Fisherman, and there are plenty of fish to be caught at the confluence. We ventured upstream to get away from the...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Grab a pole or a camera and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!Walk from the Pink Salmon parking lot to the river then head up steam to the Russian River falls,sure plenty of Salmon spawning,bears fishing,sport fishermen and women in action and view...More

Thank Lon H
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

While we didn't enjoy our experience with Fishon charters, we did enjoy our short visit to the Russian River. It was beautiful and well worth the visit!

1  Thank txmiked
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Best known for bank fishing for Red Salmon. Most take the ferry across the river to fish with Russian River flies. When the fish are in, come and get your limit. Bears are often in the area so be alert.

2  Thank James D
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

The Russian River is a destination must for any visit to Alaska! Set in beautiful Cooper Landing area with majestic mountains on all sides. Take the ferry across for the unique experience of combat fishing or hike to the Russian River Falls. The 3 1/2...More

1  Thank kathi o
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

Summer in Alaska and on the Kenai River meals salmon ! The Russian River portion of the Kenai River is famous for its unique line up of salmon fisherman....in "Combat Fishing" position along the gravel shore. A must see experience when traveling along the Sterling...More

1  Thank Marc W
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Dominique P
March 31, 2017|
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Milepost 52 of the Sterling Highway.
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Debbie B
November 1, 2016|
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Hi Debbie, I have not stayed at the campground myself. Are you tent camping or in an RV? Prices for most campgrounds are $15-20 a night for tents and $30-40 for rv's. Obviously youd be safer from bears n bugs in an rv as... More
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travellingfar00
May 1, 2016|
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Here is a site with the majority of the hiking trails on the peninsula. Several of the multi day treks have rustic cabins along the way that you can reserve, many for free. Some include a free row boat as well when next to a... More
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