GRAB YOUR BINOCULARS AND HIT THE TRAIL TODAY!

What time of year do owls start hooting? When are the caribou hanging around? Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing Trail Guide offers a calendar of wildlife activity, in-depth information on what birds and animals you might find at each site, bear safety tips, habitat descriptions, and cultural tidbits. It also provides directions to the sites and what amenities are available. You can purchase Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Viewing Trail Guide from the Soldotna Visitor Center. Free quick-reference site maps are also available at stores and visitor centers on the peninsula.

(photos courtesy: Bear Mountain Lodge, Clam Gulch Lodge, Clint Pickarsky)

MOOSE:
Ski Hill Road, Swanson River Road, Swan Lake Road, Skilak Loop Road.

CARIBOU:
From Soldotna, head down Spur Highway toward Kenai, turn right on to Marathon Road, about Mile Post 10. Look carefully on both sides as you travel down this road.

BROWN BEAR:
Fuller Lakes Trail, USFS Russian Lakes Trail, USFS Resurrection Trail.

BELUGA WHALES:
Mouth of Kenai River during times of incoming tides. They follow the salmon. OR, try Captain Cook State Recreation Area, 36 miles from Soldotna. (June-September)

SALMON:
To watch salmon jumping up waterfalls, take the USFS Russian Lakes Trail. Hike in about 3 miles to the Russian River Falls (mid-June-mid-August).

SWANS:
Watson Lake, lower Moose River, Canoe System Lakes (late April – October).