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Fishing heaven

A friend and I took a fly-out trip to fish for sockeye salmon, lake trout and dolly garden. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Steve J

Spent a day fishing here and watching wild life; bears - LOTS of bears, beaver, otter, bald eagles... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2017
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Scenic lake located in Alaska's Kenai Mountains offering a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping and hunting.
Kenai, AK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I took a fly-out trip to fish for sockeye salmon, lake trout and dolly garden. The pilots and guide were excellent, and the scenery and fishing spectacular. The trip of a lifetime (although we’re returning next year!)

Thank Steve J
Reviewed November 26, 2017

Spent a day fishing here and watching wild life; bears - LOTS of bears, beaver, otter, bald eagles, falcons... could stay here for weeks and never tire of the scenery

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Reviewed July 29, 2017

We caught fish, got up close and personal with bears and had a seriously memorable experience. Already planning a return visit.

Thank bigfish344
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Alaska has so many lakes and rivers it is hard to keep track of them all but Crescent Lake was special. The sun came out and the photo op was beautiful.

Thank I13JAmarym
Reviewed December 30, 2016

It's easy to see how people fall in love with this charming scenery. Mountains, trees, wildlife, fresh air, and gorgeous glacial waters. It's unlike anything you've ever seen and will leave an impression with you, long after you've gone. We had a chance to do...More

Thank Stephanie m
Reviewed August 26, 2016

There are so many beautiful lakes in the Kendi Pennisula area, but this one is certainly worthy of your time to visit.

Thank skmorton45
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Hired a float plane out of Soldotna, High Adventure Air Charter. Jeremy was our guide. What a great guide. Not only did he put us on a lot of fish but was very personable, knowledgeable and funny. I can't praise him enough for making our...More

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed July 17, 2016

We didn't camp here but decided to use the day side to come and cook and hang out by the lake. It was quiet and it offered some picnic tables and also a fire pit for cooking. We only stayed a short time but would...More

Thank Micheal R
Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've visited Crescent lake a number of times in the past, it's accessible by a trail that goes by Crescent lake from the north, or by another trail from the south. There is a public use cabin about halfway along the length of the lake,...More

2  Thank GeraldB308
Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful setting, awesome cabin on the lake, crystal clear water, great fishing, amazing nature...rude, intrusive, condescending hikers/residents of Alaskans who were all too eager to repeatedly remind me about their firearms. The trails are easy to navigate and very easy to travel--so much so that...More

1  Thank Jive T
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September 2, 2018|
Response from Steve J |
There's amazing fishing for lake trout and Dolly Varden (arctic char) at that time of year, but it's too early for any salmon. Worth the trip just for the scenery and the wildlife though. Steve