Moose Crossing Alaska recommends some great ways to see wildlife in the Sterling Alaska area! The Kenai Peninsula is Alaska’s Playground after all.
1.Paddling on the Moose River
Grab your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and head up the Moose River. Only a five minute walk from the park this gentle river narrows upstream into a marsh setting with tall grasses, birds, and a peaceful setting. Be sure to keep an eye out for moose and birds as you can startle them. Check for fish in shallower waters and if you are lucky you might see a kingfisher.
2. Hiking the Russian River Falls
This hike is more like a leisurely stroll that ends at the Russian River Falls. It’s a bit over two miles one way, and ends at the falls. You can see bears sometimes when the salmon are in the river (late June, July, August). Be sure to exercise caution at all times and be bear aware. Please refrain from feeding the wildlife.
3.Take a flight seeing tour
Many local companies offer flight seeing tours that can include bear viewing, though not guaranteed.
Try to book a flight seeing tour with Talon Air Service or Kenai Aviation.
4. Take the Kenai Fjords Tour
About a two hour drive to Seward and you can hop on a boat for an amazing adventure.
Surrounded by steep mountain walls and glacier-carved fjords, Kenai Fjords National Park provides the perfect habitat for steller sea lions, sea otters, and puffins.
The Kenai Fjords National Park cruises offer some of the best whale watching opportunities in Alaska, with chances of seeing humpback whales, orcas, gray whales, and fin whales.