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KENAI: Highway Funds Improve Recreation Access
Alaska Region, June 17, 2005
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Visitors to Swanson River and Swan Lake Roads within Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will notice improvements to 19 sites, including improvements to 15 trailheads, Rainbow Lake Campground, and 3 boat ramps. Designated parking sites have approximately doubled and 4 new concrete toilets have been installed. Additionally, 4 new facilities have been constructed including an informational pull-off near Sunken Island Lake Road, a new parking area at the Swanson River Landing, and a scenic overlook and observation deck off Swan Lake Road. A trail, accessible to people with disabilities, was also constructed to Mosquito Lake. In total, visitor facility improvements cost approximately $1 million and took two years to complete. D&L Construction, a local Kenai Peninsula contractor, completed the work. Funding for the project came primarily from Federal Highway funds designated for road and trail improvements on national wildlife refuges.

Contact Info: Kristen Gilbert, 907-786-3391, Kristen_Gilbert@fws.gov



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