The Upper Kenai River, as it flows from its headwaters of Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing, is a majestic stretch of glowing turquoise water as it winds through this mountainous and spectacular part of the Kenai Peninsula. With a few rapids here and there, increasing as you go down the Kenai River Canyon gorge where this gorgeous stretch of river descends to Skilak Lake, drift boats, catarafts, inflatables, and non-motorized boats of all sorts enjoy lazy days drifting the river for the trophy Rainbow Trout. This is what this wildest section of the Kenai River is most famous for–with the sights and sounds of Moose, Bear, and Eagles rounding out the natural choir of the Kenai cathedral.
Full Day Scenic Float “Kenai River Canyon”
Trip Time: 7 – 8 hours – Contact Alaska River Adventures
This extended guided raft trip takes you deep into the Kenai National Wildlife refuge through the Kenai River Canyon. The pace picks up as you raft Class II+ rapids through narrow rocky cliffs and experience a part of Alaska that can only be accessed by non-motorized watercraft. The trip winds down as the river opens up into beautiful Skilak Lake. The last leg of the trip is an easy walk up the Hidden Creek trail to a waiting shuttle van back to the put-in spot on the Kenai River.
Fun and safe for all ages! Kids 12 and under half price! Lunch included.
Upper Kenai River Fishing – Half Day
Species: Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, Salmon when available
Trip Time: 4 hours – Contact Alaska River Adventures
This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to have a chance to fish the Kenai River. We can always target rainbow trout and dolly varden and when the red and silver salmon are present, we will try for those. Beginners to advanced will enjoy this unique experience – fishing one of Alaska’s fabled waters.
Fly, spin and casting rods are provided and we adjust the trip to each angler’s experience. Anyone hoping to catch a limit of salmon is better off choosing a full day trip as both red salmon and silver salmon are strong fighters and it takes some training to get you both hooking them and landing them…
We work with the top guides and outfitters that offer scenic float trips, intensive fishing trips, gold panning excursions, white water rafting or a combination of all of the above. We’ll help you plan a an exciting day trip for your family.
Include this amazing experience in your Alaska Dream trip!