If you want it all - campsites, the river and the City of Soldotna - Centennial Park is the place for you. Add nearby rodeo grounds, ball fields and the Soldotna Historical Museum within walking distance, and you'll find yourself in the center of the universe.
The park has over 176 designated campsites. Some are along the river and all come with picnic tables, fire pits and lots of trees for added privacy. Disabled campers will find several sites set-aside for their use, as well as 95 feet of dedicated fish walk. Don't despair if your ?perfect campsite? is being used. Overflow camping is provided while you wait your turn. Potable water is available at well houses.
If you need ice to cool down or firewood to warm up, stop by the park booth. Pay phones are provided so you can tell everyone at home about the fun you're having, and newspapers are available if you feel the need to catch up on what's going on outside your campsite.
Centennial Park isn't just for camping. There are places to picnic and don't forget your fishing pole. More than 650 feet of elevated boardwalk and 13 sets of river-access stair units will see you safely to the river's edge, while two boat launches allow you to get your boat on the water. And that is good news, considering this area offers some of the best red and silver salmon fishing on the entire Kenai River, as well as a good chance to hook into a monster King salmon.
This is a user-fee area and fees can be paid at the park booth. Season passes for day use and boat-launching are also available.
How To Find The Park
To reach Centennial Park if you are arriving in Soldotna on the Sterling Highway from Anchorage, turn right onto Kalifornsky Beach Road just after crossing the Kenai River Bridge. A sign will direct you to an immediate right turn into the park.
Click here for a map of Centenial Park.
Centennial Boardwalk Angler Trail
NO RESERVATIONS - FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
Check out time is 12pm
Day use (Fishing Only)