Watch for Wildlife

There is no need to go very far to see wildlife in Kenai. The area is home to an abundance of wildlife both on land and in the water! Perched on the edge of the city’s coastal bluff, the aptly named Beluga Whale Lookout is the place to go to see marine wildlife in the spring and summer. Beluga whales and harbor seals both follow spawning salmon up the Kenai River, so keep an eye out when salmon are moving through to see whales and seals surface.

For land-based wildlife, hop in the car for an Alaska safari. Look out for one of the four caribou herds that live in the area. North of the City of Kenai airport, travelers can often spot Kenai Lowland caribou from Marathon Road in the summertime. Additionally, moose, bears and eagles are among the wild animals that visitors often see when they visit Kenai.

For land-based wildlife, hop in the car for an Alaska safari. Look out for one of the four caribou herds that live in the area. North of the City of Kenai airport, travelers can often spot Kenai Lowland caribou from Marathon Road in the summertime. Additionally, moose, bears and eagles are among the wild animals that visitors often see when they visit Kenai.


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Rent a bike or take off to explore the miles of area trails by foot.

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Kenai is home to world-class salmon fishing.

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