U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Fire Update: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge/Kenai Peninsula Travel

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UPDATE (September 5, 2019): Camp Fire Restrictions Lifted For Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach National Forest, and Kenai Fjords National ParkWith the recent rain and the resulting reduction in fire danger on the Kenai Peninsula, effective immediately all campfire and fire restrictions for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Kenai Fjords National Park, and Chugach National Forest lands on the Kenai Peninsula are lifted. Although fire danger has decreased over much of the Kenai Peninsula, residents and visitors are urged to continue to use caution with campfires.

For statewide fire information, visit the AICC website at https://fire.ak.blm.gov/ or http://www.akfireinfo.com. Questions regarding this announcement should be directed to: Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (907) 262-7021.

UPDATE (September 4, 2019): Kenai River reopened to boaters today from Cooper Landing State boat launch to Sportsman’s Landing from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. dailyThe river remains closed to boating from Sportsman’s Landing to Skilak Lake, to reduce traffic on roads and make it easier to quickly and effectively deploy fire personnel and resources in fighting wildfires on the Kenai Peninsula. Although fire danger has decreased over much of the Kenai Peninsula, residents and visitors should remain aware and prepared. Questions can be directed to the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at (907)262-7021.

UPDATE (August 29, 2019): The Swan Lake fire is affecting travel along Alaska's Sterling Highway where it passes through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Please consult the Kenai Peninsula Borough's Joint Virtual Information Center for current information. Sign up for alerts at alerts.kpb.us or view road status at 511.alaska.gov. Due to the ongoing fire, many of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge trails, campgrounds, public use cabins, and roads are closedPlease visit the refuge website for current closures or call 907-262-7021.