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Stormy Lake fishing again restricted

...Hidden Lake and Skilak Lake, can be fished for Arctic char and Dolly Varden. In addition, anglers have reported that Engineer Lake is considered to be good Arctic char and Dolly Varden fishing through the ice, once it's fully formed. In the Swanson...
Refuge Notebook: Winter Solstice is for the birds

...seeds. Red-necked Phalaropes, a shorebird that commonly nests in wetlands adjacent to lakes such as the far side of Engineer Lake, are literally scattered wherever there are oceans this time of year, but primarily off the coasts of southern South...
Stormy Lake fishing regulations change, Dolly Varden and Arctic char off limits

...unharmed. Other area lakes can be fished for Arctic char and Dolly Varden, such as Hidden Lake and Skilak Lake. Engineer Lake is considered to be good Acrtic Char and Dolly Varden fishing through the ice, once it's fully formed. In the Swanson...
Hiking with kids: Make it fun

...Seven Lakes Trail, 8.8 miles roundtrip. Hikers can start at either end of the trail - Kelly Lake Campground or Engineer Lake Campground. The trail offers lake and mountain views. Ostrowski said that even if a child doesn't hike the entire...
Skilak recreation area not lacking in opportunities

...users of the public-use cabin at Engineer Lake. This cabin is not visible from...that hugs the western shore of Engineer Lake. Some were songbirds like the...the cabin on the north shore of Engineer Lake for the weekend. She said peace...
Snowmachine safety: Plan ahead before hitting the trail

...Within the Skilak Loop Special Management Area, snowmobiles are prohibited except on Hidden, Kelly, Peterson and Engineer lakes for ice fishing access only. The Swanson River Canoe Route and Swan Lake Canoe Route as well as portages are closed...
Breaking up the winter blues: Refuge offers cabin fever relievers

...Kelly Lake Campground (along the Sterling Highway) and Engineer Lake Campground (Mile 9.4 from the east entrance of Skilak...Grab a few buddies or pack up the kids and head out to Engineer Lake for some ice fishing action. 3. Grab the shotguns...
Moose calves bring bear peace

...Borrayo of Kenai reported that an injured brown bear with two cubs was seen in the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area between Engineer Lake and Lower Skilak Lake. ?She looked wounded, like someone had shot her in the leg or something like that,? she...
Visiting angler dies in refuge the wilderness. Both accidents happened Monday. A New Hampshire man, 65-year-old George Schacht, died at Engineer Lake, near Skilak Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, apparently when his fishing inner tube tipped over. Relatives...
Downright amazed, doggone cold

...I'll be drinking my morning cup 'o tea in style. Plenty of baked goods and a well-timed trip out to a cabin on Engineer Lake made the weekend whole. If you've got a few minutes, check out the sweet musical gifts my family and friends sent...


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