From Anchorage, drive 90 miles on the Seward Highway to the
junction of the Sterling Highway. Turn
west at Milepost 37 of the Sterling Highway and travel 18 miles to the eastern
Refuge boundary at Milepost 55 of the Sterling Highway. In three more miles (Milepost 58, Sterling
Highway), you find the Refuge Visitor Contact Station on the north side of the
Sterling Highway, a self-serve information facility during summer months. On the south side of Sterling Highway at Milepost
58 is the eastern turn off for Skilak Lake Road. This 19 mile gravel loop road leads to Refuge
hiking trails, campgrounds, and a scenic drive and then rejoins the Sterling
Highway at Milepost 75. Whether you take
the Skilak Lake Road or the Sterling Highway from Mile 58, you are approximately
40 miles from Soldotna and the Refuge Visitor Center.
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