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Johnson Lake State Recreation Area is a nice, wooded, 332 acre area surrounding Johnson Lake. Camping, fishing for rainbow trout, canoeing and walking are popular activities. Moose, black and brown bear, lynx, squirrels, hares and other creatures are plentiful in all of these areas. Enjoy and respect them for this is their home. Please help them by not feeding them and keeping a clean camp.
There are 48 campsites, 16 day use parking sites, a group camping area, and a group picnic area.
Nearby Attractions
The town of Kasilof is located fifteen miles south of Soldotna along the Sterling Highway on the Kenai Peninsula. It is a popular summer recreational destination. Camping, wildlife viewing, scenic views, and fishing at the Kasilof River and at Johnson Lake are some of the reasons why.
Park Rules
Park rules allow all visitors to enjoy our state parks and protect them for future generations.
Please pay your camping fee immediately after selecting a site.
Camping stays are limited to 15 days.
There is a day use parking fee.
Fires are permitted only in fire grates provided or on the saltwater beach.
Please do not cut live trees or shrubs; collect only dead and down wood.
Motor vehicles are restricted to roads, parking areas or saltwater beaches.
Pets must be leashed and under control at all times in developed areas.
Please do not litter; use the dumpster's provided.
Discharge of firearms and fireworks is prohibited in the recreation area.
Please respect the rights of those who own private property near the recreation area.
Quiet hours are 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The Disabled U.S. Veteran Camping Pass is valid for free camping in all state park campgrounds, including premium sites, subject to all other park rules and stay limits. Passes must be properly displayed and the veteran must be physically present in the campsite each night for the pass to be honored. Second vehicles that can fit within the same defined parking space or site are exempted from paying additional camping fees. The pass is NOT valid for any Reservation Transaction Fees charged for reserving campsites.