Alaska Department of Natural Resources – State Parks and Recreation – Kenai River Special Management Area

Address: P.O. Box 1247
Kenai, AK 99669
Phone: (907) 262-5581 Website:

The Kenai River boasts major runs of four Pacific salmon species – king, red, silver and pink – in addition to trophy-sized rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Kenai River kings, or Chinook salmon, are among the largest North Pacific salmon, often weighing from 50 to over 85 pounds. The abundant productivity of the Kenai River and variety of habitats enables the area to support large concentrations of bald eagles and many species of migratory waterfowl. Moose, caribou, wolves, bears and other wildlife also use the river system’s resources. The area offers prime opportunities for fishing, boating, camping and wildlife observation. 

For a copy of the Kenai River Special Management Area brochure, contact the DNR Public Information Center at 

For More Information
Kenai Area Office
(located at Morgan’s Landing)
P.O. Box 1247
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(907) 262-5581


The Donald E. Gilman River Center is a multi-agency permitting, information and education center. 

Four agencies are working cooperatively to protect the rivers of the Kenai Peninsula, its watersheds, and its fish and wildlife resources Agencies at the River Center include Alaska State Parks, the Kenai Peninsula Borough Habitat Protection Administrators, Floodplain Administrator and Coastal District Coordinator, the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Division of Habitat, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The Kenai Watershed Forum staffs the River Center's Outreach and Education program. 

Kenai River Center
514 Funny River Road
Soldotna, AK  99669
Phone: (907) 260-4882
Fax: (907) 260-5992


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