Eagle Rock (Boat Launch)

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Nestled along a picturesque stretch of the Kenai River, Eagle Rock Boat Launch is a hidden treasure for anglers seeking both tranquility and access to some of the river’s most productive fishing spots. Located closer to Kenai, this launch offers a quieter alternative to the busier access points, making it an ideal choice for those looking to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of Alaska’s wilderness while pursuing the Kenai’s famed salmon and trout.

Ideal for Enthusiasts and Families Alike

Eagle Rock Boat Launch is perfectly suited for anglers of all levels, from experienced enthusiasts seeking the solitude needed for a focused fishing expedition to families desiring a safe and scenic spot for introducing the joys of fishing to the next generation. Its ease of access and proximity to diverse fishing habitats make it a versatile launch point for a variety of Kenai River adventures.

What Awaits You

  • Fish Species: As a gateway to the lower stretches of the Kenai River, Eagle Rock is in prime position for targeting late-run King salmon, Sockeye, and Silver salmon. The area is also renowned for its excellent opportunities to catch Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden, offering anglers a well-rounded fishing experience.
  • Facilities: Eagle Rock Boat Launch provides the essentials for a smooth start to your day on the water, including parking and river access. The natural beauty and relative calm of the area enhance the experience, allowing anglers to connect with the environment in a meaningful way.

Location Advantages

The strategic location of Eagle Rock Boat Launch near Kenai puts anglers within easy reach of the river’s lower reaches, known for their less pressured fishing spots and scenic vistas. This area of the river is particularly appealing for those targeting the larger specimens of salmon that migrate through these waters, as well as for trout fishermen looking for the perfect catch-and-release experience.

Prime Fishing Seasons

  • King Salmon: The early summer months, especially late May through July, are the best times for targeting King salmon in the area.
  • Sockeye Salmon: By July, the Sockeye salmon run is in full swing, providing thrilling fishing action.
  • Silver Salmon: From late August through September, Silver salmon become the star attraction, offering exciting catches.
  • Rainbow Trout and Dolly Varden: These species are a constant presence, with peak fishing times in the fall months.

Why Choose Eagle Rock Boat Launch?

Opting for Eagle Rock Boat Launch with Kenai Fly Fish (KFF) ensures a fishing adventure that balances the thrill of the chase with the peace and beauty of Alaska’s natural landscapes. Its quieter setting allows anglers to escape the crowds, providing a more intimate connection with the river and its inhabitants. With KFF, you gain not only access to prime fishing spots but also the expertise and local knowledge that can make the difference in your fishing success.

Preparing for Your Journey

  • Be Ready: Ensure you have all necessary personal gear, along with snacks, drinks, and appropriate attire for changing weather conditions. While KFF provides top-notch fishing equipment, personal preparation is key to a comfortable and enjoyable day.
  • Stay Informed: Connect with Kenai Fly Fish for the latest insights on river conditions, fish runs, and expert tips to maximize your time on the water.
  • Practice Conservation: Eagle Rock, like all parts of the Kenai River, benefits from mindful fishing practices. Anglers are encouraged to adhere to catch-and-release guidelines for certain species and respect the natural habitat to preserve the river’s health and beauty.

Eagle Rock Boat Launch invites anglers into the heart of the Kenai River’s fishing paradise, offering a gateway to both adventure and tranquility. With Kenai Fly Fish, embark from this serene launch point to explore the rich waters of the Kenai, where every cast brings the promise of a new discovery and a deeper appreciation for Alaska’s wild majesty.


Kenai River Fish Species

Rainbow Trout

Kenai River rainbows can be well over 30 inches and up to 20lbs!

Dolly Varden Char

Dollies range of all sizes and can reach up to about 12 lbs.


Steelhead are very uniform in shape and average around 28 inches. These amazing, acrobatic fish are often a fly fisherman’s favorite to target.

King Salmon

The Kenai River is open to motorized boats, allowing us chase the bite, and stay on the fish!

Sockeye Salmon

Sockeye salmon (also called red salmon) are the most popular salmon to catch on the Kenai Peninsula.

Coho Salmon

Ranging anywhere from 5-20lbs, coho are acrobatic and are probably the most aggressive salmon out there.

Pink Salmon

Pinks are completely underrated, they are extremely aggressive to catch and come in by the millions!


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