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Refuge Notebook: At a loss for what to do? Camping opportunitites galore

...Kenai Peninsula's grand beauty. The Refuge contains many smaller (and free!) campgrounds including Watson Lake, Kelly Lake, Engineer Lake, Rainbow Lake, and Dolly Varden Lake. In addition, it also houses two larger campgrounds at Hidden...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-07-23/refuge-notebook-at-a-loss-for-wh
Outdoors
[Update] Rehabilitation to start on Card Street fire

...near Skilak Lake that took place on Wednesday. Hidden Lake, Upper Skilak, Engineer Lake, Lower Ohmer, Jean Lake, Kelly Lake, Peterson Lake and Watson Lake campgrounds opened at noon on Thursday, according to a press release from the United...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-16/update-card-street-fire-crews-reach-
News
Campgrounds reopen in wake of Card Street fire

...Card Street fire following the controlled burn. Hidden Lake, Upper Skilak, Engineer Lake, Lower Ohmer, Jean Lake, Kelly Lake, Peterson Lake and Watson Lake campgrounds opened at noon on Thursday, according to a press release from the United...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-25/campgrounds-reopen-in-wake-of-card-s
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/fishing/2014-06-18/for-solitude-and-fishing
Fishing
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-06-27/hiking-with-kids-make-it-fun
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-03-21/kenai-teen-ascends-to-new-heights
News
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041108/news_4222.shtml
News
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2012-12-13/seldom-seen-native-sucker-occurs
Outdoors
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-01-10/refuge-notebook-rare-birds-punct
Outdoors
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...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101609/out_505573850.shtml

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