Bear Lake (Alaska)

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Bear Lake
Boat launch and floatplane dock on Old Sawmill Road
Location Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Coordinates 60°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
Basin countries United States
Max. length 1.2 mi (1.9 km)

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]


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