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Ninilchik State Recreation Area

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    113.87 acres

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Description

Ninilchik, whose name means "peaceful settlement by a river", is located on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula, about 40 miles south of Soldotna. It was settled in the early 1800's by Russian colonists. They subsided on fishing, hunting, trapping and gardening. When Alaska was sold to the United States, many of these settlers decided to stay on. Some of the old buildings still exist in the Ninilchik village and many descendants of the old families still live here.

Today, Ninilchik has become a popular staging area for world class salmon and halibut fishing. Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt, both active volcanoes, greet visitors to the area. While your are in Ninilchik, be sure to see the experience the historical Ninilchik Village and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Allowed Activities
Rv Camping
Boating
Hiking
Fishing

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Accessibility Description

Take the Seward Hwy South, at the cut-off bear right onto the Sterling Hwy. Located at milepost 135 of the Sterling Hwy.