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Tight Lines: The quiet alternative

...excursions it's much less difficult to convince him to commit to a paddling trip into the Swan Lake/Swanson River Canoe System. While the swarming mosquitoes and black flies can be a deterrent mid-summer, early season and autumn fishing is...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-10-15/tight-lines-the-quiet-alternativ
Outdoors
Will Troyer

...Refuge). From his Soldotna base, he did biological work and oversaw expansion of the Swan Lake and Swanson River canoe systems. In 1968, he was hired to survey Alaska's national wildlife refuges for areas to be included as Wilderness following...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172562328
Refuge opens to snowmachine use

...include the Headquarters tract on Ski Hill Road, Skilak Loop Special Management Area, Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Systems, Wolf Lake pipeline corridor, and all areas above timberline except in the Caribou Hills. Users are encouraged to...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-12-17/refuge-opens-to-snowmachine-use
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Refuge Notebook: Fishing on the Swanson River is not a secret, but sometimes forgotten

...trail system. The Swanson River canoe system is a nationally-recognized route...National Wildlife Refuge. The canoe system provides a great opportunity to...Most lakes in the Swanson River canoe system provide good fishing for rainbow...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-08-29/refuge-notebook-fishing-on-the-s
Outdoors
Nature's gifts and our public lands

...discovery of one of nature's marvels at a refuge summer camp, a young person's first successful hunt in the Swan Lake Canoe System made even more special by the presence of family and friends, a hiker's exhilaration and sense of accomplishment ascending...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-12-27/natures-gifts-and-our-public-lan
Outdoors
Family Activities

...hiking trails and numerous interpretive programs. In addition to hiking, the refuge offers one of only two national canoe systems in the country. Visitors can explore the waterways for day and overnight trips by taking out their own canoes or hiring...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/activities/2012-01-02/family-activ
Activities
Opportunities abound on Kenai despite king run

...m. staring a lifeless rod with 30 other boats at Honeymoon Cove anyway. The Peninsula also has the Swanson River canoe system with some unbelievable rainbow fishing on the fly. Don't forget about our numerous lakes, most of which have rainbows...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-06-22/opportunities-abound-on-kenai-des
Opinion
Refuge's Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) works toward future

...protection and fence installation at the Russian River Ferry; portage trail maintenance and paddling in the Swan Lake Canoe System; trail construction and maintenance, preventing erosion and minimizing human impacts; Leave No Trace ethics; wildfire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-07-13/refuges-youth-conservation-corps
Outdoors
Refuge opens to snowmachines

...include the Headquarters tract on Ski Hill Road, Skilak Loop Special Management Area, Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Systems, Wolf Lake pipeline corridor and areas above timberline, except in Caribou Hills. Users are encouraged to contact...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120210/new_744626955.shtml
News
Refuge open for snowmachiners

...The Headquarters area on Ski Hill Road, the Skilak Loop Special management Area, the Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Systems, Wolf Lake pipeline corridor and all areas above timberline except in the Caribou Hills, are closed to snowmachining...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-12-28/refuge-open-for-snowmachiners
News

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