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...She said road crews would first attempt to repair the road in the Wonder Lake area.People camping at the Wonder Lake Campground were able to leave on a bus that was allowed in Thursday afternoon. Fister said some campers chose to remain at the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-06-26
Wildfire now 46 percent contained, not caused by campfire

...can remain anonymous. Today, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has reopened the Lower Skilak and Bottenintnin Lake campgrounds and boat launches after they were closed on May 25. Campfire restrictions remain in effect. Fire crews have used...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/funnyriverfire/2014-05-27/from-defensive-to-offensiv
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Funny River fire hits 192,000 acres, $6.1 million in costs

...As the rain continues to fall, indications have been that the worst of fire threat has faded. The Lower Skilak Lake Campground and boat launch were opened Thursday - the last remaining holdover from evacuations and advisories when the wildfire...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-29/funny-river-fire-hits-192000-acres-6
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Refuge Notebook: New Visitor Center Becoming Reality

...the visitor center to open to begin your volunteer experience? We are seeking summertime campground hosts at Hidden Lake Campground right now. This position is traditionally filled by a host couple with their own RV or travel trailer and runs from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-13/refuge-notebook-new-visitor-cent
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Refuge Notebook: Hidden Lake Campground - a 'hidden gem' on the Kenai Refuge

...Recently, I was asked how Hidden Lake Campground received its name. It dawned...the origin of its name. Hidden Lake Campground, located 3.5 miles from the...and hermit thrushes. Hidden Lake Campground received an overhaul in 1989...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-04-03/refuge-notebook-hidden-lake-camp
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Five recreational activities to explore before tourists arrive

...located at the far end of Dolly Varden Lake and most easily reached by a 20-minute canoe ride from the Dolly Varden Lake Campground along Swanson River Road, about 12 miles from Sterling. The 16-by-18 foot cabin has two bunk beds, a table...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-01/five-recreational-activities-to-expl
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Hoping for helpful rain

...stay out of the neighborhood and homes are not broken into. Officials also evacuated and closed the Lower Skilak Lake Campground. The Kenai Keys area is under an evacuation advisory, which means residents should prepare to evacuate. No injuries...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-26/hoping-for-helpful-rain
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Nation's oldest park ranger ponders future

...Eventually, they became the hosts at the popular Avalanche Lake campground along Glacier's Going to the Sun Road.In 1991...Ranger Scott Emmerich needed a host at the Kintla Lake campground, someone who didn't need constant supervision in...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-10-03/nations-oldest-park-ranger-ponde
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Cooper Landing boat launch closed temorarily

This story contained an error. The Johnson Lake campground is currently open. Half the campground will close...recede, he said. In mid-July half the Johnson Lake campground will close also, he said. Currently it is open...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-11/cooper-landing-boat-launch-closed-te
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Lots to do on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge this summer

...control of their owners. Discovery Hike Schedule:Hidden Creek Trail - June 15 and July 20Burney's Trail (Hidden Lake Campground) - June 22 and July 27Bear Mountain Trail - June 29 and August 3Hideout Trail - July 6 and August 10Vista Trail...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-06-06/lots-to-do-on-the-kenai-national
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