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Fish in the Seward Area

A man holding a stick with six salmon hanging from the stick.
How many fish can you catch?

NPS Photo / Jim Pfeiffenberger

The area surrounding Kenai Fjords has outstanding opportunities for both fresh and salt water fishing. Within the park's backcountry you can fish for salmon and Dolly Varden per state regulations. In addition, opportunities abound for freshwater fishing in the lakes and streams in nearby Chugach National Forest. The fjords and Resurrection Bay are hotspots for salmon, halibut, rockfish, and lingcod. Many anglers even fish right from shore in and around Seward.

State fishing licenses are required for all area fishing. For more information on licenses or fishing regulations visit the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website. Visit our commercial services directory to find providers authorized for fly-in sportfishing along the park's coast. The Seward Chamber of Commerce provides information on area fishing charters. Departing from the Seward, most charters operate during the summer, though some are available year-round.

Pets Allowed
Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.
Accessibility Information
The majority of trails in the area are steep and uneven. You can check with the various local fishing guides and charters about accessibility on their trips

Kenai Fjords National Park

Last updated: October 29, 2020