Sterling, Alaska is not an official town, nevertheless, the area population is just under 6,000. Sterling is about 130 miles south of Anchorage and 10 miles north of Soldotna. Like the rest of the Kenai Peninsula, the Sterling area is originally home to Dena’ina Athabascans. Later, it became home to settlers in the 40’s. In 1954 the town was named Sterling after the nearby highway project and shortly after it became a census-designated place. Today it is accessed by many visiting anglers heading for the Kenai River and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge for world-class fishing.
This campground has around 50 campsites, including some which accomodate RVs. There are picnic tables, bathrooms, trails and access to Kenai River fishing. There is also abundant wildlife in the area and lots of opportunities to view and photograph them.
Our Alaska Canoe & Campground home is close to the entrance of the Kenai Canoe Trail System, and the Kenai River so it did not take long until folks were asking us to help them get into the remote lakes and trails and also on the Kenai River in the hunt for salmon and trout.