Local information and attractions conveniently close to Aspen Hotel Soldotna
The world famous Kenai River is one of Soldotna’s big attractions. You can fish from the bank (there are several areas equipped with handicapped access fish walks) or launch a boat and take to the waterways. Everything you need to make your trip a once-in-a-lifetime experience, from the most basic gear to a full-blown guide service can be found in the local area.
King, silver, red and pink salmon, rainbow, steelhead, lake trout, Dolly Varden and several other species of fish are present in abundance in either the Kenai River or other nearby lakes, rivers and tributaries. The Peninsula’s ample beaches offer an abundance of razor clams just a short distance from town and excellent halibut fishing is available in Cook Inlet.
In 1985, Soldotna resident Les Anderson caught the world-record King salmon, weighing 97 lbs. 4 oz., in the Kenai River. His amazing record catch is on display at the Soldotna Visitor Information Center.
There is no shortage of outdoor events in Soldotna.
Choose a flightseeing tour from a small aircraft over breathtakingly beautiful ice fields, take a float plane trip to a secluded lakeside area, drive a few miles to watch the white Beluga whales in Cook Inlet or witness the brief stopover of thousands of snow geese on their northern migration in April. Each visitor will find activities for every taste and physical ability.
The less adventurous may enjoy an abundance of relaxing activities in Soldotna. Tee off at the local golf course or enjoy a leisurely afternoon at one of the cities many parks. Take the family to one of the children’s parks, ball fields or to a movie at the cinema. Bowling, roller-skating, tennis, racquetball, swimming, exercising at a fitness center and ice-skating are just a few of the many activities available.