Ask the Pro's: Kenai Peninsula - Where to Stay?
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I'm planning a trip to Alaska summer 2022 with my family. It seems like the Kenai Peninsula would be a good home base for fishing & adventure. We'd like to do some hiking, fishing, sightseeing and anything else that's a must see on the Kenai Peninsula. What towns would be the best options for us to look at for where we stay? And are there any particular activities outside of fishing that you'd recommend as a must do?
Congrats on your upcoming trip to Alaska! You and your family will love it! The fishing on Kenai Peninsula is awesome & it's very beautiful there as well! There are lots of hiking options such as Crescent Lake and Resurrection Pass. There are many other options as well. Moose pass is also home to some great hikes and beautiful scenery. For places to stay check out Sterling or Cooper Landing. You should definitely check out Kenai Fjords as well as Seward. Any option for where the mountains meet the sea is beyond words! In addition to the peninsula you should check out up north of Anchorage towards Talkeetna and Denali. Here you will find incredible fishing and far less people. Good luck on your trip!
Cheers - AdamAdam Cuthriell - Part owner of FishHound Expeditions. His wife Kathryn Cuthriell and business partner Dave "Reps" Repta make up the rest of the company as well as their dogs Hatch, Rado, and Pike. They fish, live, and guide in Alaska year-round. When not guiding on the rivers they guide ice fishing on Alaska's numerous lakes. Originally from Colorado, he began guiding at the age of 19 while receiving a degree in Outdoor Recreation Leadership. Adam is also a current state of Alaska EMT.
I would recommend staying in Cooper Landing. Cooper give you access to the Upper Kenai River, Russian River and Quartz creek. You can access several different hikes right in Cooper Landing, Crescent Creek trail, Russian Lakes trail, Resurrection Pass Trail, and others. You are a short drive away from Seward, which a great small town to visit. You are just a mere hour from Soldotna & Kenai as well. It's a beautiful little community.
I would recommend a site seeing charter out of Seward or even a fishing charter. I would also recommend a trip to the Sea Life Center in Seward as well.
Enjoy your trip to Alaska!
Thanks - MikeMike Brown - Owner of Mossy's Fly Shop in Anchorage, Alaska
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