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    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
    Camper-submitted photo from Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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    Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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    Cooper Landing, Alaska

    Overview

    The Dena___ina people call this special place ___Yaghanen___ - the good land. It's also known as the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. From ice fields and glaciers to tundra, forests, and coastal wetlands, the Kenai Refuge is often called ___Alaska in miniature." Biodiversity is unusually high for this latitude because of the juxtaposition of two biomes: Sitka spruce-dominated coastal rainforest and the western-most reach of boreal forest in North America. This refuge is known for its moose, brown and black bears, lynx, wolves, trumpeter swans, and more. The Kenai River, which originates in the refuge, is renowned for its wide variety of sport fish including Chinook (king), sockeye (red), and coho (silver) salmon, Dolly Varden and rainbow trout. This refuge, including the Kenai Wilderness, is an anchor for biodiversity on the Kenai Peninsula in a time of change - including development downstream, changing climatic conditions, and change through fire.__ More information is available online at kenai.fws.gov or by calling the Refuge Visitor Center at 907-260-2820. Camping on the Refuge Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has a variety of roadside campgrounds. Most campsites are on a first-come, first-served bases except for the Skyview Loop in Hidden Lake Campground. Camping may not exceed 7 days in Hidden Lake Campground or 14 days elsewhere on the refuge. Federal Interagency Senior and Access Passes reduce camping fees by 50% in refuge campgrounds.__

    Recreation

    Hidden Lake Campground is found with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area, where 100 miles of hiking trails, scenic overlooks, a scenic 16 mile drive and multiple lakes for boating can be found.__ Hiking: Burneys Trail is located across from Skyview Loop- site #7 and connects to Hideout Trail for a thru hike ending at mile 1.9 Skilak Lake Road. The trail is short and relatively easy with a moderately steep section near its end. This trail passes through aspen and spruce forest. At the end of Burney___s Trail are views of Hidden Lake, Skilak Lake, and the Kenai Mountains. The upper part of Burney___s Trail follows the fires edge of the 2019 Swan Lake Fire. Boating: Hidden Lake is open to boats, though personal watercraft (like jet skis) are not permitted. No summertime landing of aircraft is permitted on Hidden Lake.

    Facilities

    Hidden Lake Campground is found with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area, where 100 miles of hiking trails, scenic overlooks, a scenic 16 mile drive and multiple lakes for boating can be found.__ Hiking: Burneys Trail is located across from Skyview Loop- site #7 and connects to Hideout Trail for a thru hike ending at mile 1.9 Skilak Lake Road. The trail is short and relatively easy with a moderately steep section near its end. This trail passes through aspen and spruce forest. At the end of Burney___s Trail are views of Hidden Lake, Skilak Lake, and the Kenai Mountains. The upper part of Burney___s Trail follows the fires edge of the 2019 Swan Lake Fire. Boating: Hidden Lake is open to boats, though personal watercraft (like jet skis) are not permitted. No summertime landing of aircraft is permitted on Hidden Lake.

    Natural Features

    Kenai National Wildlife Refuge spans 1.9 million acres along the western Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. The region includes the western slopes of the Kenai Mountains, forested lowlands along Cook Inlet, rivers, lakes and wetlands. To the east is Chugach National Forest and southeast is Kenai Fjords National Park.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (907) 260-2820.

    Charges & Cancellations

    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. The $10.00 service fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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    $15 / night


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According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular tent campground near Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is Upper Skilak Lake Campground - Kenai National Wildlife Refuge with a 4.4-star rating from 7 reviews.