Other Recreational Activities at Krog’s Kamp

Kenai Alaska Birding:

Birding opportunities abound on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai National Moose Refuge, headquartered in Soldotna, boasts of some 75 different species of birds including tundra swans, bald eagles, a variety of owls, golden eagles, and many different songbirds. Just down the road at Homer, there is a myriad of shorebirds including the ever popular puffins. Every May, there is a Shore Bird Festival at Homer where you can see and photograph literally thousands of migrating shorebirds.

In the Kenai area every April, the Snow Geese return to the Kenai Flats. Following the Snow Geese, we will have Canada Geese on the flats along with other birds including Sandhill Cranes. Every fall, we have Stellar Jays who visit our Alaska fishing lodge and enjoy taking peanuts off the rails of our decks. We have numerous other birds that come to our feeders during the summer months. The island in front of our "kamp" is a favorite perching place for bald eagles. It is quite common to see 2 or 3 bald eagles in the trees at one time and we have also had Osprey, and we occasionally have a Great Horned Owl come to visit.

There is also a birding hotline in Homer where you can check on recent sightings of rare birds.

Alaska Sightseeing:


Alaska fishing vacations are not all we offer here at Krog's Kamp. Sightseeing opportunities abound here on the Kenai Peninsula. Each bend in the road unfolds a new scenic panorama and on a clear day, 4 different volcanoes can be photographed in one shot. Alaska's wildflowers are everywhere in the summertime. Fireweed, lupine, wild geraniums, forget-me-nots, and buttercups are just a few of the wild flowers that make up the palette. For those who want a structured tour, we can provide for aerial, marine, and ground tours of all areas of the Kenai Peninsula. These trips offer excellent photo opportunities.

Aerial tours will provide you with an opportunity to fly over The Harding Icefield and its many glaciers, over Mt. Redoubt volcano, and over wildlife areas. Marine tours will take you around Resurrection Bay where you will see whales, sea otters, sea lions, mountain goats, and a plethora of sea birds as well as the beautiful scenery of the Kenai Fjords National Park. For the history buff, there are gun emplacements that were built into the side of the rock walls of the Bay during World War II . We also offer dog sledding tours of Resurrection Canyon and self guided walk-in visits to Exit Glacier.

Alaska Wildlife Viewing:


Moose and bald eagles are frequently seen at our Alaska fishing lodge as well as when driving along the roadways. Caribou can usually be seen just on the outskirts of the City of Kenai about 10 miles from "kamp" although we have seen a group of 10 slowly wandering down our road. We have also seen caribou on the island in front of "kamp". During spring and fall migration, snow geese, swans, and sandhill cranes are also frequently seen in the air and on our many lakes and wetlands.

Horseback Riding:

A variety of horse treks are available in Cooper Landing and Homer. These treks vary from carriage rides to trail rides and can accommodate all age groups.

PADDLE-SADDLE:

The Trail Ride takes you into the Mountains above Cooper Landing or along a scenic lake & creek depending on the experience of the group. Both are spectacular and for many folks the highlight of their vacation. The scenic float shows off the beauty of the Upper Kenai River Valley and all of it's wildlife & abundant bird life. This serene stretch of river is fun and safe for all ages & abilities. In between the Paddle and the Saddle, you'll have a hearty lunch and work your way through some paydirt in the traditional way. The dirt comes from a historic mining claim in Cooper Landing. You'll have your own sluice box to work your dirt - quite an interesting process - and it's fun to examine the rocks and watch for gold. Afterwards you can relax in the hot tub back at the Kamp and enjoy the sunset on another beautiful Alaskan day.

HIKING:


There are many hiking trails in the area both in the Chugach National Forest as well as in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Hikers are briefed on using caution when encountering wildlife whether it be moose or bear. It is important to know bear etiquette when out in the woods.

KAYAKING:


There are kayaking adventures available in Homer, Seward, and Cooper Landing. These trips are very popular with younger adults.

CANOEING:

A trip on the Swanson River Canoe system is a popular day activity. Canoes and guide are available for a reasonable fee. Lunch is included on guided trips. Overnight trips also available.

DOG SLEDDING:

You'll take a thrilling 2 mile ride through the woods and Resurrection Canyon pulled by a real dog sled team. While at the Seavey's Ididaride, you'll get a tour of the kennels and a full explanation on the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and how a team is developed. Mitch Seavey, Ididaride owner, was the winner of the 2004 Iditarod Sled Dog Race to Nome.

HELI-SLEDDING:

This Alaskan outdoor adventure tour does it all! Alaska helicopter glacier tours - flightseeing, a glacier landing, and a dog sled ride makes this triple adventure a unique and unforgettable experience and the highlight of any Alaskan adventure. Pristine beauty, majestic mountains and ancient glaciers are seemingly within arm's reach as you near your destination... the Godwin Glacier! A breathtaking view of Resurrection Bay and glacier-carved mountains unfold to this unspoiled wilderness, home to mountain goats, bears, moose and eagles that may be spotted along the way.

GOLF:

There are three golf courses within a few miles of our Alaska fishing lodge. There is a 9 hole course in Soldotna, an 18 hole course in Kenai just 10 miles north of us, and an 18 hole course at Funny River. These courses are open to the public and clubs are available.

BIKING:

There is a paved bike path that encompasses the Kenai River from Soldotna to Kenai on the north and south sides of the river. This provides a 25 mile safe bike path which begins just one mile from the kamp. Bicycles are available for rent at a nominal price from a local vendor.

PARASAILING:

Girdwood offers parasailing from the top of Mt. Alyeska. These dual flights will no doubt give you a thrill like none other. You will see the entire valley while soaring above the ground like a bird.

WHITEWATER RAFTING:

Class V Whitewater offers trips on Six Mile River near portage. For Class V water, you will be put through a swimming test to make certain that you are capable of getting to shore in the event you should be thrown from the raft.

An Alaska fishing vacation need not just be about fishing! From relaxing in the hot tub at our Alaska fishing lodge to something as exciting as Heli-sledding, there are many activities available to round out your vacation. Just tell us the things you would like to do and if we don't already offer them, we'll find them for you. We specialize in genuine old time Alaskan hospitality and personal attention.