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Johnson Lake Campground improvements prompt West Loop closure

(Soldotna, AK) – The west loop of the Johnson Lake State Recreation Area campground will be closed from July 15 to Sep. 30, 2013.  This closure is necessary to begin renovating the west half of the campground, which was built in the 1970s and is deteriorating.

The renovations involve rebuilding campsites, installing new picnic tables and fire rings, improving traffic circulation, and providing better walking trails in the west loop of this popular campground.

“The Johnson Lake campground is a popular destination for Alaskans to camp and recreate on the Kenai Peninsula.  We realize this closure will impact Alaskan residents and visitors, but it is necessary to allow the contractor to complete the park improvements", said Jack Blackwell Kenai/Prince William Sound Area Superintendent. 

The west loop of the campground contains 18 camping sites and other facilities. The east loop of the campground contains 20 camping sites and other facilities, and it was renovated in 2009. The east loop will remain open during the renovation project but due to safety concerns, the boat launch will be closed.

For more information, please contact the Kenai/Prince William Sound Area state park office at 907-262-5581.

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