Kenai River Special Management Area closed to boating

The Kenai River Special Management Area is temporarily closed to all boating traffic, effective today, Sept. 24 at 1:00 pm. 

Recent heavy rainfall has created flooding conditions within the Kenai River watershed.

“Alaska State Parks has been monitoring water conditions along the Kenai River," said State Parks Director Ben Ellis. “Based on current high water levels and forecast hydrology levels, this closure is necessary to protect public safety by prohibiting any boating on the Kenai River. In addition, it will protect property and habitat that may be damaged by boat wakes”, said Ellis.


This closure does not include the waters of Skilak and Kenai Lakes. The closure will remain in effect until officials have determined flood levels have receded to a point where the risk to public safety, property, and habitat has diminished to an acceptable level.


For more information, please contact the Kenai/Prince William Sound Area state park office at 907-262-5581.

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