Floating down the Kenai River

The Kenai River is one of the most important watersheds in Alaska, providing world- class salmon fishing and wilderness recreation. The Kenai River is a melt water river that drains the central Kenai Peninsula region Its source is the Kenai Lake, which narrows to form the river and flows 82 miles to Cook Inlet. The river passes through Kenai Canyon for about 2 miles of fast-flowing whitewater rapids, but for the majority it is a non-motorized 12-mile float through some beautiful countryside is Alaska.

The world famous Russian River Ferry is located at the confluence of the Russian and Kenai Rivers on Alaska’s beautiful Kenai Peninsula.  The ferry services one of the most productive salmon sport fishing areas in all of North America.  As we passed through this area of “combat fisherman” who stand one fishing pole distance apart from each other in the relentless search (and destroy) for salmon.  Wow, we were glad that was not our fishing experience.

The float was a wonderful chill opportunity taking in an iconic Alaska experience.