Kenai Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office

Featured Species

We focus on fish. The turquoise waters of the Kenai River — Alaska’s premier fishing destination — originate from multiple glaciers and flow over 80 miles westward from Kenai Lake across the Kenai Peninsula to Cook Inlet. This river draws visitors from all over the world and boasts the largest sport fisheries for wild, self-sustaining Coho, Chinook, and Sockeye Salmon in the state. Resident Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden char provide excellent year-round opportunities. 

Learn more about Kenai River Chinook from our very own Fish Biologist Jim Boersma and Kenai Refuge Manager Andy Loranger on this podcast episode of "Fish of the Week!"