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For solitude and fishing, try area lakes

...through the central Kenai Peninsula earlier in the week seemed to skip right over the campground. Peterson Lake sits near Kelly Lake; both can be found on the east side of the Sterling Highway at Mile 68.3. Anglers will find the area scenic with...
Hiking with kids: Make it fun

...Ostrowski said a good option is 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...
Kenai teen ascends to new heights

...fascination with planes formed at 5 when he flew in his Uncle's Super Cub from Lake Hood in Anchorage to a family cabin at Kelly Lake in Talkeetna. "My interest was sparked during that first flight, more or less," he said. "It felt very surreal...
Dog owners meet up for fun

...adventure activities have included hikes along the Russian Lakes Trail, Fuller Lake Trail, and one a few weeks ago to Kelly Lake in minus 20-degree weather. A subgroup within the off-leash group is also forming for people who own dogs under...
Seldom seen native sucker occurs in Kenai lakes

Years ago, during a visit to Kelly Lake in late May, I noticed swirls and upwellings in front...than females. Females live longer, up to 28 years in Kelly Lake, and grow larger. Spawning occurs at 55-60 degrees...
Refuge notebook: Rare birds punctuate the quiet of winter

...sightings recently that have energized local birders. Starting on September 29, a pair of Ruddy Ducks was found at Kelly Lake on Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. This small diving duck has been recorded on the peninsula only a handful of times...
Refuge Notebook: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge gets stimulated

...students completing a significant trail enhancement project on the Skyline Trail and assisted in the construction on the new Kelly Lake public use cabin. YCC is perhaps the refuge's most successful program offering young adults job training and an introduction...
Breaking up the winter blues: Refuge offers cabin fever relievers

...out Seven Lakes Trail. The trail provides good snowshoeing and skiing opportunities and the trailheads are located at Kelly Lake Campground (along the Sterling Highway) and Engineer Lake Campground (Mile 9.4 from the east entrance of Skilak...


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