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All reviews visitor center short hike easy hiking trails nice display beautiful alaska natural history learned alot ranger station trappers cabin all ages sterling highway great place to visit informative staff couple of hours viewing area bald eagles rain gear
Off the beaten path, but well worth the visit. On the day we visited, the staff told us some excellent stories that we enjoyed along with the provided film. They have excellent exhibits and some great trails to hike, which all combine for an enjoyable...More
Giat forest fire 20 miles away made the land tour a bit hard but once on the water we toured the gulf of Alaska around Aialik to view whales, otters, sea lions, glacier calving up close and many eagles. Its an all day event but...More
When visiting the Kenai Peninsula, you should plan to spend a minimum of 10 days. I say this as weather may affect plans periodically, and not many people understand the vast size of the state of Alaska, let alone the Kenai Peninsula and all there...More
Start at the Ranger Station for information on the roads and recent wildlife spottings, then take some time to walk the trails right around the building. Lots of wildlife, educational opportunities, a beautiful lake view, and an old trappers cabin right there to explore. Take...More
We arrived at the visitors' center shortly before closing time. We were greeted by really great volunteers, who wanted to share their knowledge of the area. One lady told us of numerous places throughout the peninsula where we might encounter various wildlife. She recommended a...More
The Refuge was a surprise in that it included very rough roads travelled heavily by commercial traffic. These vehicles had ‘oversize’ loads and drove quickly which generated LOTS of dust and noise. This often drove off wildlife that was near the road. When there was...More
I'm a retired US Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife biologist, and Kenai NWR is managed by my old agency, so my review might be a tad biased. That said, anyone with a modicum of interest in the environment will savor every second they spend on...More
Stop by the Ranger Station to pick up a map of the area. The Rangers were able to let us know where animals had had recently been seen, what animals were out and about, and special things to look for in the area. For... More
Stop by the Ranger Station to pick up a map of the area. The Rangers were able to let us know where animals had had recently been seen, what animals were out and about, and special things to look for in the area. For example, it was late fall when we were there, and ended up being able to see a bear foraging, and knew how to watch without disturbing it's behavior. The Ranger Station sits right on beautiful habitat for moose, beaver, and more.