Home to 7,500 people today, Kenai boasts a rich history founded upon a wealth of natural resources. Settled in 1791 by Russian fur traders, the city is centrally located on the Kenai Peninsula, overlooking the mouth of the Kenai River. We invite you to take a stroll on our sandy beaches commanding a spectacular view of Cook Inlet, experience our history and culture by taking a walking tour through Old Town, or enjoy some of the best fishing around on the world famous Kenai River. Our community awaits you with delicious dining, comfortable accommodations and adventurous activities.