Kenai Lake

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Kenai Lake
Kenai River Alaska.jpg
North Kenai lake near Cooper Landing
Location of Kenai Lake in Alaska, US
Location of Kenai Lake in Alaska, US
Kenai Lake
Location of Kenai Lake in Alaska, US
Location of Kenai Lake in Alaska, US
Kenai Lake
LocationKenai Peninsula, Alaska
Coordinates60°23′32″N 149°34′24″W / 60.39222°N 149.57333°W / 60.39222; -149.57333Coordinates: 60°23′32″N 149°34′24″W / 60.39222°N 149.57333°W / 60.39222; -149.57333
TypeNatural Freshwater
Primary inflowsSnow River, Trail River
Primary outflowsKenai River
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length22 mi (35 km)
Surface area13,813 acres (5,590 ha)
Average depth299 ft (91 m)
Max. depth540 ft (160 m)
Surface elevation433 ft (132 m)
SettlementsCooper Landing, Primrose

Kenai Lake (Dena'inaSqilan Bena) is a large, "zig-zag" shaped lake[1] on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. The lake forms the headwaters of the Kenai River,[2] and is itself a destination for fishing and other outdoor activity. The Dena'ina call the lake Sqilan Bena, meaning "ridge lake place".[3] Due to its size and shape it is accessible from both the Sterling Highway and the Seward Highway.

South end of Kenai Lake near Primrose

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  1. ^ pdf map showing L shape
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kenai Lake
  3. ^ "Sqilan Bena, Kenai Lake".

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