Soldotna | Kenai Peninsula

Soldotna is the central hub of the Kenai Peninsula and is located just 150 miles from Anchorage via the Seward and Sterling Highways. Unlike most towns in Alaska, which were founded during the gold rushes, Soldotna wasn’t settled until about 1947 by Homesteaders.

The world famous Kenai River is one of Soldotna’s main attractions. You may fish from the river bank or launch a boat and take to the waterways. Soldotna is home to many top notch-fishing guides who have a reputation for helping visitors find and catch trophy Kings as well as smaller Silver Salmon, Dollies and Rainbow trout.
In 1985, Soldotna resident Les Anderson caught a world-record King Salmon (on a line). He hooked it in the Kenai River and it weighed in at 97 lbs. 4 oz. His incredible catch is on display at the Soldotna Visitor Center.

Of course Soldotna is famous for first class fishing and great accommodations, but did you know that the list of other activities is endless as well! Wildlife viewing, flightseeing, fly out fishing, bear viewing, bird watching, horseback riding, canoe and hiking trips, winter recreation, shopping, gourmet dining and more await you!

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is just south of the Kenai River Bridge. Home to a unique Ivory Collection and wildlife displays. You will also find brochures, maps and information on local activities and events. The visitor center offers a fishing rod & binocular loan program. Open 9-7, daily in the summer. Also located within the visitor center is the Logo Shop with souvenirs, Soldotna logo apparel and more. 907-262-9814.
Visitsoldotna.com

While visiting Soldotna, stop by one of three open air markets to get a taste of life on the Kenai Peninsula. Tuesday is the Farmers Fresh Market, 3-6 at 33955 Community College Dr. Soldotna’s Wednesday Market is 11-9 at Soldotna Creek Park. Saturday is the Central Kenai Peninsula Farmers Market from 10-2 at the corner of the Spur highway and Corral Street.

The Kenai – Alaska’s Playground: No other destination offers such an up close and personal Alaskan experience. With over 15,000 square miles of extraordinary adventure and excitement to choose from, even the rest of the state comes here when they need a reminder of why they moved to Alaska in the first place. That’s why it’s known as Alaska’s Playground.
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Kenai River Lodge Motor Inn

Overlooking world famous Kenai River. 393 W. Riverside Drive, Soldotna, AK 99669; 907-262-4292 fax 907-262-7332.

 

Soldotna Centennial Park Campground

Just across the Kenai River Bridge,  has 220 campsites, picnic tables, fire pits, toilets, water, dump station  and boat launch. Fee area.

 

Soldotna Swiftwater Park

Has 40 camp sites, some pull-through’s, tables, fire pits, picnic shelter, toilets, water, fishing, and boat launch. There  are day use or …

 

Peninsula Processing & Smokehouse

Alaska’s finest seafood products direct from the fishing capital Alaska’s famed Kenai Peninsula! At Peninsula Processing and Smokehouse we select only  the …

 

Ed’s Kasilof Seafoods

We buy wild Alaska salmon and Alaskan seafood and create unique gourmet seafood gifts and deliver them to your door. This wonderful …

 

Alaskan Fishing Adventures

Based in Soldotna is one of the state’s biggest and best known fishing guide services. Tim Berg, owner of the company,  has …

 

Soldotna Historical Society Museum

In 1986 the City of Soldotna leased 6 acres in Centennial Park for a period of 30 years to the Soldotna Historical  …

 

Soldotna Progress Days

Occurs during the fourth weekend of July  includes a parade, rodeo, a street fair, all day entertainment. Vendors, air  show, community barbecue/dance, …

 

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Has campgrounds, fishing, canoeing, hiking, picnicking and boating. Travelers wishing to visit the Refuge Headquarters  and Visitor Center should turn east at …

 

The Centennial and Keen Eye trail

The Centennial and Keen Eye trail system in Soldotna, is a 3 mile loop with interpretive signs along the trail and a …

 

The 7 Lakes Trail

The 7 Lakes Trail leads from the Kelly Petersen lakes trailhead on the Sterling Highway at mile 68 and travels cross country …

 

Fuller Lakes Trail

Fuller Lakes Trail climbs steeply to Lower Fuller Lake. It is an easy hike and the trail to one of the ridges …

 

Peninsula Processing & Smokehouse

Alaska’s finest seafood products direct from the fishing capital Alaska’s famed Kenai Peninsula! At Peninsula Processing and Smokehouse we select only  the …

 

Ed’s Kasilof Seafoods

We buy wild Alaska salmon and Alaskan seafood and create unique gourmet seafood gifts and deliver them to your door. This wonderful …

 

Soldotna Progress Days

Occurs during the fourth weekend of July  includes a parade, rodeo, a street fair, all day entertainment. Vendors, air  show, community barbecue/dance, …

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