The refuge is one of Great Alaska's "core" destinations. Our trips main activity in the park is world class Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden fishing, Salmon fishing (on both spin or fly tackle, focusing on Sockeye Salmon and Silver Salmon is also fantastic in the refuge at time, although Kings are not available to target in the refuge as they are in their spawning phase on that stretch of the river, so for a sustainable fishery they cannot be fished). Hiking, Mountain Biking and River Scenic River Rafting and Bald Eagle viewing are also primary activities for us.
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR) and surrounding ecosystem supports a magnificent population of native trophy rainbow trout in the Kenai River, which rivals the famed trout waters of Bristol Bay. The reason for the exceptional trout fishing is the KNWR's unspoiled large network of salmon-spawning lakes and streams that feed the Kenai River, including Upper and Lower Russian Lakes, Hidden Lake, Kenai Lake, Moose and Swanson River systems. Salmon thrive in these waters, creating a bounty of trout food that flows into the Kenai River.
Just call our toll-free line and set up a stay at our lodge. We'll pick you up at the Anchorage airport (3 hours away) or at the cruise ship docks in Whittier or Seward (2 hours away) and bring you to the Refuge. Independent travelers can drive to our lodge. We offer all inclusive 3-7 day trips from our riverfront lodge at the confluence of the Moose and Kenai Rivers, as well as overnight stays at our renowned Bear viewing camp in Lake Clark National Park.
Our riverfront main lodge is only a 45 minute or so paddle up the Moose river to access the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and to see Moose, Lynx, Beaver, Trumpeter Swans and Sandhill Cranes.