About the Kenai Peninsula
The Kenai Peninsula is a large peninsula on the southern coast of Alaska. The peninsula extends approximately 150 miles southwest from the Chugach Mountains, south of Ancorage. It is separated from the mainland on the west by Cook Inlet and on the east by Prince William Sound. Most of the peninsula is part of the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
The Kenai Peninsula might be one of the most well-known vacation destinations in Alaska. The Kenai River has been featured on fishing shows and talked about among fly fishermen as well as other anglers for years. The salmon run is incredible on the Kenai River with 40 to 50 pound chinook salmon being common each year. Fish some of the other areas on the Peninsula for halibut, rockfish and lingcod. Whether you want to plan a trip to the Kenai River or some of the other popular waters to fish on the Kenai Peninsula, you have plenty of options to plan a fishing vacation to remember. See the towns below or take a look at our Kenai Peninsula Fishing Tips page.