Kasilof is actually a location on the Kenai Peninsula, rather than a town or community. It is located on the Sterling Highway, 12 miles east of Kenai and just over a 3 hour drive from Anchorage. Back in 1786, a stockade was built in the Kasilof area by the Russian leader of the Lebedef-Lastochkin Company. The area was named after the Kasilof River. Today there are approximately 471 people living in the area year round.
Activities in Kasilof are primarily about fishing. There is plenty of salmon fishing available in the Kasilof area, and it is a great place to explore when one is visiting the Kenai Peninsula. Just a short distance from the towns of Kenai and Soldotna, visitors can arrange fishing charters on the Kasilof River and other nearby rivers, as well as hunting and flightseeing. Bear sightings are plentiful, with bears often in more abundance than humans. There are RV parks in the area, offering laundry facilities, dump stations and showers, as well as camp sites and bed and breakfasts and a general store in Kasilof itself. Nearby Kenai and Soldotna provides more lodging, as well as restaurants and shopping.
Kasilof is accessible via road or air, with regular flights from Anchorage into the Kenai area.
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