Explore Like a Local

One day, four ways

When planning your trip to Alaska, here’s a little secret, Soldotna is only within two hours of any accessible area on the entire Kenai Peninsula. One can park a RV, set up a tent, or rent a room right here where all the conveniences of a large town exist without having to relocate every day. Make Soldotna your homebase as you explore The Kenai, Alaska’s Playground like a local would. There is so much to see and do!

western kenai peninsula

Soldotna is located in the Center of the Kenai Peninsula alongside the communities of Nikiski, Kenai, Sterling, Kasilof, and Clam Gulch. These communities are full of amazing sites to visit and explore. There is a lot to take in, like amazing wildlife viewing spots, historic sites, and more! There are plenty of beaches to camp and beach comb all along the way. Check out the Kenai Historic Cabin, Kenai Fine Arts Center, Captain Cook beach, and more! 

Southern Kenai Peninsula

Head south of Soldotna along the Sterling Hwy. to Ninilchik, Anchor Point, and Homer. Take in panoramic views of Mt. Redoubt, Mt. Illiamna, and Mt. Spurr across the Cook Inlet along the way. The historic Ninilchik Fishing Village is full of beautiful history and beautiful views. Anchor Point is the most Western point in the North America highway system and a great place for wildlife viewing and camping. Home is known for its fishing as well as thriving artist community. Explore the Homer Spit and shop as well as spot some wildlife. 

Eastern Kenai Peninsula

Head northeast on the Sterling Highway until you reach the Seward Highway, turn a right and drive to Moose Pass. Moose Pass is nestled in the Chugach National Forest and is 28 miles north of Seward. Be
sure to visit the Historic Water Wheel and Trail Lakes Hatchery for salmon viewing. If you continue on, you will arrive in Seward. This coastal town is surrounded by mountains and the sea with amazing hikes, shopping, and wildlife tours of Kenai Fjords National Park. Seward is also home to Exit Glacier and the Alaska SeaLife Center. These beautiful towns aren’t too be missed. 

northeastern Kenai Peninsula

Head east on the Sterling Highway to highway mile 58 and drive the Skilak Lake Loop Road, which loops south, through the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area to campgrounds, trails, scenic photographic pullouts, and fishing spots. If you continue on you will come to Cooper Landing which is full of fun activities like kayaking, hiking, float trips, and tons of fishing. Be sure to stop bt the Coooper Landing historical museum and K’Beq Native Heritage Site.