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Sterling Highway -

Soldotna to Homer

Sterling Juntion - Soldotna (Mile 37 - 93)
Soldotna - Homer (mile 94 - 173)

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mile 94.2 Swiftwater Campground 40 camp sites, tables, toilets dump station, boat launch. Handicap accessible. Hiking and fishing.

mile 95.2 Soldotna and Junction to Kenai.

mile 96.3 Junction. Kalifornsky Beach Road to west, Funny River Road to east. Turn east on Funny River Road and continue for 2 miles for Soldotna Airport or west on Kalifornsky Beach Road to Centennial Park Campground, 176 sites in heavily wooded area on the banks of the Kenai River, water, tables, firepits, toilets, dump station. handicap accessible. Good salmon fishing area borders river near small boat ramp at end of campground. Fee area.

mile 105.5 Large parking area.

mile 108.8 South junction Kalifornsky Beach Road via Kasilof - this road rejoins Sterling highway at mile 96.3.

mile 109.5 Kasilof River State Recreation Site. 10 camp sites, water, tables, toilets, hiking trails, boat launch and fishing, access to Tustemena Lake. Fee area.

mile 110 Access to Johnson and Tustemena Lakes. Johnson Lake state campground is reached by short sideroad. 50 camp sites, toilets, water,  shelters, boat ramp and fishing for rainbow. Tustemana Lake is 6.5 miles. 10 camp sites, toilets, boat launch, fishing for lake trout. Refuse deposit site.

mile 110.5 Parking.

mile 111 North junction of Cohoe Loop Road leads 7 miles past homesteads and ocean beaches, and returns to highway at mile 114.6. Crooked Creek State Recreation Site, 79 camp sites (parking lot style), water, toilets, trails and fishing.1 3/4 miles on Coho Loop Rd. When salmon are spawning, you can see them in the pools just east of the highway.

The Crooked Creek Weir . More than 110,000 Chinook smolts are released each June into Crooked Creek to augment wild runs for fishermen.

mile 114.3 Cohoe Loop Road rejoins highway at mile 111.

mile 117.4 Clam Gulch State Recreation Area and Clam Gulch Beach Road. 1/2 mile to beach-good razor clam digging during minus tides,  April-August. There is no closed season on clams. Sport fishing license is needed and limit is first 60 clams taken. Clam Gulch State Recreation Area provides picnic sites, shelters, campsites, water and toilets. Excellent view of Aleutian Range across inlet. The steep hill leading to the beach should not be attempted unless you have a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

mile 118.2 Clam Gulch, post office. 

mile 122.9 Parking.

mile 124.8 Parking with view.

mile 126.8 Scenic wayside.

mile 127.1 Large parking area.

mile 127.1 Scenic View RV Park.

mile 134.5 Ninilchik River Campground. 39 camp sites, picnic shelters, toilets, water, fishing and hiking trails.

mile 134.8 Road toward inlet leads to Old Russian Church. Magnificent view of inlet, volcanos, beach and village.

Ninilchik Scenic Overlook, this site offers both day use and overnight camping. 9 camp sites, water, toilets, tables, trails provide access to fishing along the Ninilchik River. Fishing.

mile 135 Ninilchik River.

mile 135 Side road leads to Old Ninilchik. This fishing village was colonized in 1820 by Russian fur traders. Steeped in the history of early Russian America, it affords an unexcelled old-world setting with its Russian Orthodox Church atop a nearby hill, quaint fishermen's cottages and log homes. Information signs tell the history of Ninilchik. Walking tour maps are available at local businesses. A trail leads to the church and cemetery on the hill. The road continues to the beach where there is camping, and toilets.

mile 135.7 Ninilchik View Campground on a bluff above Ninilchik Beach; 12 camp sites, water, dump station. The Ninilchik, as well as nearby Deep Creek, also has Dolly Varden, Arctic char, and rainbow The Alaska Peninsula and Cook Inlet may be seen to the west, as well as the  snowy volcanic peaks of Mt. Iliamna and Mt. Redoubt.

mile 135.5 Ninilchik Alaska . Population: 883.

mile 135.9 Intersection of Oil Well Road, turn here to reach public air strip, fishing charters, B&B's and other businesses.. This is a gravel road, and may not be suitable for larger RV's.

mile 136 Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds.

mile 137 Deep Creek North located on the north side of Deep Creek. 29 camp sites, for vehicles up to 50 feet. Water, toilets, fireplaces, interpretive information and viewing areas are provided at this scenic location.

Deep Creek South located on the south side of Deep Creek. Day use only. Water, toilets, interpretive kiosks are available.

mile 137.3 Deep Creek State Recreation Area, 100 camp sites in the park, water, toilets, boat ramp, fresh & salt water fishing for halibut, Dolly Varden, steelhead, king and silver salmon.

mile 138.5 Refuse Deposit site.

mile 140.3 Large parking area overlooking Cook Inlet.

mile 142.6 Large parking area with an excellent view of Mount Iliamna.

mile 145 Happy Valley.

mile 148 Scenic viewpoint and historical marker. Across the inlet you can see Mt. Iliamna and Redoubt.

mile 150.9 Bridge over Stariski Creek. Parking on both sides of highway. Not recommended for large vehicles. Fish walk and fishing .

mile 152.1 Stariski State Recreation Site is situated on a high bluff overlooking Cook Inlet, offering spectacular views of Mount Augustine, Mount Iliamna and Mount Redoubt. 13 camp sites, toilets, water, shelters. These mountains are the beginning of a chain of mountains and islands known as the Aleutian Chain which extends westward over 1,700 miles to Attu, beyond the international date line, to the Bering Sea. No fishing available.

mile 156.9 (Anchor River State Recreation Site. 30 camp sites with tables, water, toilets. Fishing.

mile 157 Anchor Point . Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce.

mile 161 Anchor River.

mile 162.5 Parking beside Anchor River.

mile 164.8 Old Sterling Highway leads 8 miles to Anchor River Road and Anchor River State Recreation Area. This is a fee area with camping, accessible to RV's. Anchor River Beach Road leads back to Anchor River Inn and the town of Anchor Point on the Sterling Highway.

mile 169.6 Large rest area with panoramic view over  the city of Homer, Homer Spit and Kachemak Bay. Easy on and off access to highway.

mile 173 Homer. Population: 5400.

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