I'm thinking about floating the Kenai this weekend, putting in at Cooper Landing and taking out at Upper Skilak Lake campground. The idea is to get in some fishing, some fun rafting, and having a family overnight campout.
My read of the KRSMA regs is that no camping is allowed within the KRSMA except in developed campsites. That's not what I'm looking for, as I want the primitive camping that you get with a float in Alaska. So, thinks I, what is the boundary of the KRSMA? Thankfully, the State of Alaska was kind enough to spell that out here. My dangerously-not-a-lawyer brain has determined that as long as I am in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on land that is not owned by the State, then I can camp in an undeveloped area (consistent of course with KNWR requirements.
Does anyone have firsthand experience with camping on Skilak Lake near the inlet? Am I off the mark or do I have a grip on what is and is not allowed?