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...trail from the south side at the designated parking area. Russian Lakes ?+21 miles long Features: The trail to Lower Russian Lake follows alongside the Russian River, past the Russian River Falls where sockeye salmon swim upstream to spawn in...

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All about the salmon

...passage through that date on record. On the Russian River 39,131 sockeye salmon have been counted by a weir at the Lower Russian Lake. Managers liberalized the fishery on June 24 by allowing fishing in the Russian River Sanctuary Area and increasing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-02/all-about-the-salmon
Fishing
Just Kidding 2014: Activities

...Russian River Campground Road, at Mile 52 of the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing. This moderate trail leads to lower Russian Lake and Russian River Falls. Resurrection Trail - the trail head is at Mile 53 of the Sterling Highway. This moderate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-05-08/just-kidding-2014-activities
Community
A geologic explanation for two sockeye populations in the Russian River

...that those red salmon overwinter in the Upper and Lower Russian lakes. In the lower third of the diagram, Paul then indicated...mountain valley. I located the Russian River falls, Lower Russian Lake, and Upper Russian Lake, and I noted that the uppermost...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-05-29/a-geologic-explanation-for-two-socke
News
Refuge Notebook: A hike a week challenege

...nature. As far as my personal goal of doing one hike a week all summer, I have completed five trails so far - Lower Russian Lakes Trail, Fuller Lakes Trail, Bean Creek Trail to Juneau Falls, Vista Trail, and Carter Lake Trail to Crescent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-07-11/refuge-notebook-a-hike-a-week-ch
Outdoors
Russian river fisheries take off

...Landing took their share of the early run of sockeye on the Russian River. As of Wednesday a weir at the outlet of the lower Russian Lake, more than 70 miles from the mouth of the Kenai River, showed more than 21,500 passing, just shy of the early...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-20
News
Kenai and Russian bag and possession limit to jump

...markers about 600 yards downstream of the Russian River Falls. This year's early-run sockeye escapement past the Lower Russian Lake weir has exceeded 23,700 fish, and Fish and Game expects the end-of-run sockeye escapement will surpass the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-06-21/kenai-and-russian-bag-and-possession
News
Local Trails

...F= Easy Russian Lakes Trail F+ Easy to Difficult 21 miles long Features: The first three miles of the trail to Lower Russian Lake is a good family trail that follows alongside the Russian River. The Russian River Falls can be seen, including...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/explore-the-kenai/activities/2012-01-02/local-trails
Activities
Sockeye bag limit on Russian, upper Kenai rivers raised

...Game markers 600 yards below the Russian River Falls. The count of early run sockeye at the Fish and Game weir at Lower Russian Lake has exceeded 19,000 fish and the run is expected to exceed the escapement goal of 37,000. The sanctuary area...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/061609/fis_451585029.shtml
Sockeye bag limit on Russian, upper Kenai rivers raised

...Game markers 600 yards below the Russian River Falls. The count of early run sockeye at the Fish and Game weir at Lower Russian Lake has exceeded 19,000 fish and the run is expected to exceed the escapement goal of 37,000. Fish and Game reminds...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/061709/fis_351336329.shtml

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