Soldotna, Alaska is a very popular destination for local and visiting anglers. With a population just under 4,500, Soldotna is one of the most bustling communities on the Kenai Peninsula. One of the benefits of Soldotna is that the Kenai River winds through town, so you can hit the Kenai River without ever leaving town. 

Soldotna Alaska

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Campsites and Parks in Soldotna Alaska

Soldotna Department of Parks and Recreation run and maintain camping and fishing sites throughout the area.

  • Centennial Park & Campground
    • With many campgrounds, a convenient central location and Kenai River water front access, Centennial is a favorite!
  • Swiftwater Park & Campground
    • Campsites and a boat launch make this a popular site for those planning to get out in the Kenai.
  • Rotary Park
    • This day use park gives anglers a place to park and riverside boardwalks to make getting at the fish comfortable for everyone.
  • A.R.C. Lake Park
    • This park is also day use. It offers a beautiful place to picnic and hiking trails and in the winter, an outdoor icerink is maintained here.

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce

Soldotna Alaska

© Soldotna Chamber of Commerce

Soldotna has more river city parks than anywhere else in Alaska. Soldotna proudly offers 3,700 feet of elevated fishing boardwalk along the Kenai River and over 220 campsites for visitors to enjoy.

Be sure to check out the Soldotna Visitor Center for information on the Soldotna, Alaska area. They have lots of great resources and information and visitors can view a variety of animal exhibits on display, including the world record King Salmon, caught by Les Anderson in 1985!

Soldotna Hardware and Fishing

Soldotna Alaska

Soldotna Hardware and Fishing has been a family legacy for over 34 years. Started in 1986 by Paul Miller, Soldotna Hardware continues to be run by brothers Brian and Scott Miller who have worked at the store for many years together under their father’s tutelage. Paul has long since been a pillar of the Kenai Peninsula community and the brothers also follow suit.

From rods and reels to line, tackle, and nets, you’ll find everything you need at Soldotna Hardware. Featuring quality brands like Okuma, G•Loomis, Shimano, Lamiglas, Abu Garcia, Penn, Daiwa, P-Line, Beckman, Kodiak Custom Fishing Tackle, and much more. You’ll also find electronics like Garmin, marine accessories and more. One of their popular products exclusively sold at Soldotna Hardware is the Okuma Kenai Red Fly Rod, perfectly suited for flippin’ flies to droves of sockeye on the world famous Kenai River.

Golden International

Look no further than Golden International Chinese Restaurant in Soldotna, where you are treated like a member of their family with delicious home-style meals prepared with dedication by their passionate and experienced chefs.

Sweeney’s Clothing & Footwear

From heavy-duty rain gear to quality hiking and work boots, come see the fine folks at Sweeney’s, longtime Alaska community residents.

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