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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

9/17/19 - 8:30 AM - Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting at Cooper Landing on September 16, 2019

Click here to view the video of Swan Lake Fire Community Meeting on September 16, 2019

Kenai River, Upper Skilak Boat Ramp and Skilak Lake Road to reopen to boaters Tuesday, Sept. 17.

The portion of the Kenai River from Jims Landing to Skilak Lake will be reopened for boating at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. Upper Skilak Boat Launch and Skilak Lake Road will also be opened at the same time to allow for take out and launch of boats.

Recent rain has dampened firefighting activity and has allowed crews to remove downed trees from roads within the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area. The only area remaining closed on the Kenai River is the channel on the south side of the river from approximately River Mile 69.5 to River Mile 71.5, to support firefighting activity.

No campgrounds or trails within or adjacent to the Skilak Wildlife Recreation Area are now open. Boaters may use the parking areas at the Upper and Lower Skilak boat ramps and Jims Landing Boat Ramp. Restrooms at these locations are open as well.

Although fire danger has decreased over much of the Kenai Peninsula, residents and visitors should remain aware and prepared. For statewide fire information, visit the AICC website at or

River Opening Press Release:

Please direct questions regarding this announcement to: Kenai Area State Parks (907) 262-5581
Chugach National Forest (907) 743-9500 Twitter: @ChugachForestAK Facebook: @ChugachNF
River Closure Mapdlife Refuge (907) 262-7021

For printable versions click below:Kenai River Area Closure Map:


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