While patches of the landscape around Skilak Lake Road were unburned, there are still dangerous and widespread hazards as a result of the Swan Lake Fire. These hazards include trees with weakened and burned out roots, numerous trees across trails, trail surfaces with compromised terrain and ash pits. Some of these hazards are difficult to see but incredibly dangerous. Unfortunately, a portion of Skilak Lake Road will be closed for some time until these hazards can be mitigated. Please adhere to area closure signs.
To view an album with photos of some of these hazards from the Skilak Road area, click here: https://tinyurl.com/skilakhazards
|A tree that is still standing with roots almost completely|
burned out along the Kelly Cabin Trail.
|A big hole on the Kelly Cabin Trail|
|A large tree across the Kenai River Trail|