Bear Lake (Alaska)

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Bear Lake
Boat launch and floatplane dock on Old Sawmill Road
LocationKenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Coordinates60°12′03″N 149°21′11″W / 60.20083°N 149.35306°W / 60.20083; -149.35306Coordinates: 60°12′03″N 149°21′11″W / 60.20083°N 149.35306°W / 60.20083; -149.35306
Primary inflowsVarious minor streams
Primary outflowsBear Creek
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length1.2 mi (1.9 km)
SettlementsBear Creek

Bear Lake (one of a dozen lakes by this name in Alaska) is near the town of Seward and Resurrection Bay, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough on the Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is accessible from Bear Creek Road, which connects it to the Seward Highway. It is the site of salmon enhancement activities since 1962. This program is now managed by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association.[1] Current projects at Bear Lake focus on increasing sockeye and coho salmon by controlling species that are predators and competitors.

The Bear Lake Formation provides scientists with important geological information about the Miocene environment.[2]


  1. ^ "Project Bear Lake". Archived from the original on 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2007-02-03.
  2. ^ "Initial Report on Decapod Crustaceans from the Miocene Bear Lake Formation, Alaska". Retrieved 2007-02-03.

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