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Easy and beautiful

Beautiful walk but easily done by ecven the most non athletic of us. Well worth it and especially... read more

Reviewed yesterday
C O
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Kenai, Alaska
Busy, but beautiful!

I love this area. I've been here several times and will continue to go back again an again. The... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
jakerau
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Oregon
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One of the most popular fishing streams in the Kenai Peninsula area.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“combat fishing” (10 reviews)
“salmon” (30 reviews)
“the river” (27 reviews)
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Kenai, AK
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful walk but easily done by ecven the most non athletic of us. Well worth it and especially if you go when the bears and fish are at the falls.

Thank C O
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

I love this area. I've been here several times and will continue to go back again an again. The summer months bring out the Fisherman, and there are plenty of fish to be caught at the confluence. We ventured upstream to get away from the...More

Thank jakerau
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Grab a pole or a camera and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime!Walk from the Pink Salmon parking lot to the river then head up steam to the Russian River falls,sure plenty of Salmon spawning,bears fishing,sport fishermen and women in action and view...More

Thank Lon H
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

While we didn't enjoy our experience with Fishon charters, we did enjoy our short visit to the Russian River. It was beautiful and well worth the visit!

1  Thank txmiked
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Best known for bank fishing for Red Salmon. Most take the ferry across the river to fish with Russian River flies. When the fish are in, come and get your limit. Bears are often in the area so be alert.

1  Thank James D
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Russian River is a destination must for any visit to Alaska! Set in beautiful Cooper Landing area with majestic mountains on all sides. Take the ferry across for the unique experience of combat fishing or hike to the Russian River Falls. The 3 1/2...More

1  Thank kathi o
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Summer in Alaska and on the Kenai River meals salmon ! The Russian River portion of the Kenai River is famous for its unique line up of salmon fisherman....in "Combat Fishing" position along the gravel shore. A must see experience when traveling along the Sterling...More

Thank Marc W
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We have been to the Russian River a number of times. The view is always beautiful and camping is great. the fishing is seasonal, but when it is in - be sure to prepare for "combat fishing". You will want to bring enough cash to...More

2  Thank teresamullican
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We hit a big sockeye run at the end of June and had a blast fishing the Russian river. About 45 minutes east of kenai, Park at fishermen landing, pay $10 to ferry to the other side.

Thank Brent W
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Russian River campground for a week. The road into camping needs a little work. The camp site was large and private. A nice size bear proof storage container. Fire pits with grills. Easy walk to fishing. A long hike up to...More

Thank enjoylifeWahkon
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Dominique P
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Milepost 52 of the Sterling Highway.
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Debbie B
2 November 2016|
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Hi Debbie, I have not stayed at the campground myself. Are you tent camping or in an RV? Prices for most campgrounds are $15-20 a night for tents and $30-40 for rv's. Obviously youd be safer from bears n bugs in an rv as... More
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travellingfar00
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Here is a site with the majority of the hiking trails on the peninsula. Several of the multi day treks have rustic cabins along the way that you can reserve, many for free. Some include a free row boat as well when next to a... More
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