Mystery Creek Road Opens August 15th 2020

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) will open the Mystery Creek Access Road, and a portion of the Alaska Pipeline Company's right-of way corridor by 11:59 p.m. on August 14, 2020. This seasonal opening is delayed by 4 days this year to allow for completion of ongoing construction and repairs to the Enstar natural gas pipeline.

The location of the intersection of the Mystery Creek Access Road and the Sterling Highway has changed from previous years. The new entrance is at Milepost 63, approximately ½ mile east of the former entrance.

The Refuge reminds users that the road and pipeline corridor may be closed at any time to prevent surface damage should weather and road conditions dictate, or in the case of fire in the area. Road and pipeline corridor conditions require use of four-wheel drive vehicles, and the public is advised that recent precipitation has resulted in muddy conditions and areas of deep standing water. Travel on the road and pipeline corridor is at the user's own risk. Users are also reminded to limit vehicle travel to the established road/right-of-way. All-terrain vehicles are not authorized on Mystery Creek Road or any area of the Refuge. Motorized access is prohibited beyond the eastern bank of the east fork of the Moose River.

For additional information, please contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular business hours at (907) 262-7021.