City of Soldotna, Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula

In the very heart of the beautiful Kenai Peninsula!

 

 

CITY OF SOLDOTNA STATISTICS

Population:
4,299  

Area:
7.5 square miles  

Sales Tax:

3% (City) 3% (Borough)  

Property Tax:

0.50 mills (City)
7.67 mills (Borough mill rate within Soldotna City limits)

Municipal Facilities & Utilities

Water - 37.32 miles of main, 1348 service connections,846,968 gallons per day average consumption, 321 fire hydrants          

Sanitary Sewer - 29.62 miles of main, 1321 service connections, 634,000 gallons per day average treated at a single treatment plant.

Soldotna Municipal Airport

Soldotna Police Department
- 1 police station, 15 officers and staff

Soldotna Sports Center and Conference Center

Soldotna Public Library

Parks and Campgrounds
- 2 campgrounds and 8 parks, total acreage 240.60

Streets - 40.71 miles (for street names and linear footage see Soldotna Municipal Code Section 12.11.020, Road Maintenance Service Area----Streets Included)  

Climate:
Soldotna experiences mild summers and relatively warm winters for its northern latitude. January temperatures range from 6° F to 24° F, while July temperatures average from 45 to 66° F. Annual precipitation averages 17.4 inches.  

Location:
The City of Soldotna sits approximately 10 miles inland from the shores of Cook Inlet. The Kenai River runs through the City on its way to empty into Cook Inlet. To the east of the City lies the community of Sterling and the Kenai mountains. To the south are the communities of Kasilof, Clam Gulch, Ninilchik, and Anchor Point and the City of Homer. To the west lies the City of Kenai and to the northwest, the community of Nikiski.  The Kenai River is an important landmark and economic mainstay for the City. The river is famous for its trophy size king salmon, and its silver salmon, red salmon, and Dolly Varden. In addition, migratory birds and other waterfowl make the river and its surrounding wetlands their home. Soldotna is home to many other types of wildlife, including moose, bears, caribou, and birds.  

How to Dress:
 It is wisest to wear layered clothing during your visit. You can find yourself warm one minute and in need of a sweater the next. For summer be sure to pack a sweater and a coat. A water resistant coat is good if you plan to camp or fish. Clothing tends to be more on the casual side. If you are visiting in the fall or winter, bring a warm coat, hat, gloves, and boots.

Industry: Commercial Fishing
Oil and Gas
Tourism
Service and Retail  

Major Employers:
Central Peninsula General Hospital
Kenai Peninsula Borough and School District
Fred Meyer Retail Store
Safeway Store
Kenai Peninsula College

Attractions:
Soldotna Historical Society Museum/Post Office
Kenai Wildlife Refuge
Fishing on the Kenai River
Hiking/Berry Picking
Rodeo Grounds
Campgrounds
Little League Ball Games
Golf Course
Soldotna Sports Center - Ice Skating Rink  

Attractions:
A library, visitor center, sports center, police department, schools, cemetery, fire protection, senior center and hospital. The community has two swimming pools located at the two respective high schools. Soldotna is home to several radio stations. Bed & Breakfasts and hotels are located close to fishing.  

Camping:
The City of Soldotna owns Centennial Park and Swiftwater Campgrounds. Located on the Kenai River they are prime spots to get in a little fishing. Centennial Park has a boat ramp and a Fishwalk for easy access to the Kenai River. Rotary Park is handicap accessible.  

Schools:

K-Beach Elementary 907-262-1463
Soldotna Elementary 907-262-4919
Redoubt Elementary 907-262-9006
Soldotna Middle School 907-262-4344
Soldotna High School 907-262-7411
Kenai Peninsula College 907-262-0300
Skyview High School 907-260-2300

 


City of Soldotna, Alaska





177 North Birch Street
Soldotna, AK 99669

Phone: 907-262-9107
Fax: 907-262-1245

M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm


 
 
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