Recreational Boating Access Projects
Southcentral Projects

Stormy Lake


Stormy Lake is located within the Captain Cook State Recreation Area (CCSRA) approximately 9 miles north of the community of Nikiski (25 miles north of the city of Kenai) on the North Kenai Road. The CCSRA offers a variety of recreation activities, from canoeing and boating on Stormy Lake to beach combing on Cook Inlet's shores, bird watching, berry picking and wildlife observation. The CCSRA was legislatively designated in 1971 with a large capital project started in 1978. The capital project built the existing infrastructure within the recreation area including the Stormy Lake site. The Stormy Lake site provides a picnic area, boat-accessible camping site, swimming beach, scenic lake over-look and a boat launch. The boat launch had exceeded its useful life and required replacement for it to remain functional. This project improved the Stormy Lake boat launch, the parking area and the toilet facility.

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The objective of this project was to replace the existing boat ramp and vault latrine and improve the parking area.


This project was completed in the summer of 2010. A new concrete launch ramp was installed, the parking area was improved to include ADA-accessible parking spots and a new vault latrine was installed.