Johnson Lake State Recreation Area

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Johnson Lake State Recreation Area


(907) 262-5581

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Johnson Lake State Recreation Area is a nice, wooded, 332 acre area surrounding Johnson Lake. Camping, fishing for rainbow trout, canoeing and walking are popular activities. There are 48 campsites, 16 day use parking sites, and a group picnic area.

The town of Kasilof is located fifteen miles south of Soldotna along the Sterling Highway on the Kenai Peninsula. It is a popular summer recreational destination. Camping, wildlife viewing, scenic views, and fishing at the Kasilof River and at Johnson Lake are some of the reasons why.

Moose, black and brown bear, lynx, squirrels, hares and other creatures are plentiful in all of these areas. Enjoy and respect them for this is their home. Please help them by not feeding them and keeping a clean camp.

Map of Johnson Lake State Rec. Area (AK)

Latitude, Longitude: 60.290939, -151.263886



  • Boating

    Canoeing is popular in this area.

  • Camping

    There are 48 campsites, 16 day use parking sites, and a group picnic area (groups of over 12 people require reservations).

  • Fishing

    Rainbow trout is available to fish here. Please follow Alaska regulations.

  • Hiking

    There are many opportunities for hiking here.

  • Historic Sites

    Contatc the park for historical and cultural information and tours.

  • Picnicking

    There is a group picnic area in the campground.

  • Water Sports

    Be careful swimming in the cold water. It can be dangerous and there is no lifeguard on duty.



2 miles south of Kasilof, at milepost 110 on Sterling Highway.

Phone Numbers


(907) 262-5581