The town of Kasilof (pronounced kuh-SEE-loff) has a lot of the great activities that other Kenai Peninsula towns do—fishing, camping and wildlife viewing. But this tiny town 15 miles south of Soldotna, on the Sterling Highway, is also a vibrant dog sledding community—while here you can visit the kennel of Dean Osmar, an Iditarod champion, and take a ride behind champion dogs.

The best fishing is at the Kasilof River and Johnson Lake—both good for salmon. If you want to see how the pros do it, you can tour a commercial fishing site. If you want to camp, go to Tustumena Lake, the largest lake on the Kenai Peninsula, which is also a good spot for fishing and wildlife viewing.

Highlights of visiting here:

  • Free Historical Tour, BeachM Fishery, family-owned commercial fish site
  • Campgrounds
  • Hiking/Wildlife/Birding
  • Beachcombing
  • Fishing
  • Kasilof Regional Historical Museum