Posted by: sunnyharvy | August 9, 2015

Hidden Lake and Kenai River


We felt extremely lucky to score the only campsite right on the shore of Hidden Lake off Skilak Lake Road on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. However, Al had to use a little creativity to get haRVy comfortably level.



Not bad for $5/night, eh? Gotta love 50% senior discounts at National Forest campgrounds!


The weather was glorious so we kicked back here for a couple of days. We can’t often launch right from our site, so we took advantage of that convenience by taking the kayaks out several times. Once around the lake at sunset (9:30 – 10:30 PM!) when we got to chase beavers and another up a nearby creek.




Sunsets are getting a bit earlier now. This is at 9:30 PM.


And this is at 10:30 PM. It is actually starting to get a little dark late at night now. Not sure how much that will change as we head further north soon.


The most entertaining moment of our stay occurred on our second night. Earlier that day I had noticed several freshly cut trees near our site, obviously the work of beavers. Soon after retiring to our bunk I heard leaves rustling. Quickly I pulled up the shade to look out the window. Sure enough the beaver had felled another tree and was dragging it to the lake to swim it home. It was too dark to record with a camera, but we sure enjoyed the show. He was certainly a strong and busy guy!


Our next stop was in Cooper Landing on the beautiful Kenai River where we decided to take a 3-hour scenic raft float with Alaska River Adventures.


John was a great guide.




The campsite we would stay in that night.


View from campsite as the sun began to go down behind the mountains.



  1. Wow you guys did score – and a beaver show to boot! That Kanai River water color is so aqua! I LOVE that color!!

  2. aaah! beautiful water colors

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