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Kasilof is located on the east shore of Cook Inlet on the Kenai Peninsula. It lies on the Sterling Highway, 12 miles south of the City of Kenai. Kasilof falls within the gulf coast transitional climate zone, characterized by a semi-arid atmosphere, long, cold winters, and mild summers.


Parcel 9200788

  • 19.95 acres
  • Mental Health Trust Parcel Number: SM-0476
  • Kenai Peninsula Borough Tax ID: 13355008
  • Located in Section 30, Township 3 North, Range 11 West, Seward Meridian, Alaska
  • Survey: Lot 11, Sec. 30, USRS S003N011W
  • Minimum Annual Rent Bid: $75,000.00
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The parcel can be accessed via Spetz Avenue, a 2-lane gravel road extending ±430’ east from the Sterling Highway.  The improved ROW does not extend the full length of the southern boundary to the river.  The Kasilof River is navigable but only non-motorized crafts are permitted between Tustamena Lake and the highway.


The parcel has unobstructed views of the Kasilof River.

Municipal Authority

The parcel is in the Kenai Peninsula Borough and are subject to real property taxation.


There are no easements on the property.

Water Frontage & Shape

Located along the Kasilof River just east of Sterling Highway (±MP 109.5) at the northeast corner of Spetz Avenue and Terrace Drive in Kasilof, AK it is adjacent to a State of Alaska public boat launch.

The site is irregular shaped interior lot with adequate frontage to depth. The meander of the river frontage is approximately ±2,450’ on Kasilof River, and contains 19.95 acres, more or less.

Improvements or Trespass

None observed.

Public Restrictions

The subject properties are located within the boundaries of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (KPB) but outside any city limits; the area is un-zoned.

Environmental Restrictions

Subject to Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation regulations for on-site water and waste-water disposal systems

Conservation Restrictions

The lot is not in a federal or state park or conservation unit.

Private Restrictions

We are not aware of any private restrictions.

Other Restrictions

Other restrictions related to navigable waters may apply.


Electricity and gas are available along Spetz Avenue and adjacent to the parcel.  There is no public water or sewer system.  On-site well and septic systems are typical.


The site is level to rolling at or near the road grade.


According to the National Wetlands Inventory, the subject has a minor area of Estuarine and Marine Wetland. According to the USGS Topographic map there does not appear to be any freshwater sources on the subject.

The National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) and Kenai Watershed Forum (KWF) overlays show between 10 to 30 percent Riverine wetlands along the Kasilof River.


The soils appear to be suitable for improved uses typical of the neighborhood.


The parcel is densely wooded.

Flood Plain

According to FEMA Flood Map 02122C0860E, the northeastern portion of the site lies within Zone AE – areas with base flood elevation.  See map below.


Most of south-central Alaska is classified in “seismic zone 4”. Permitting agencies typically recognize this zone in its application of the uniform building code.

Environmental Issues

None reported or noted


The southwest corner of the parcel approximately 400’ east of the Sterling Highway (MP 109.5).   It is adjacent to a public boat launch facility and has extensive frontage on the Kasilof River with an atypically high ratio of front-feet per-acre (FF/AC).  Access is adequate, electricity is available, the soils/topographic conditions appear to be favorable and the area is un-zoned.

Given these conditions, the parcel is a unique property that appears to be suitable for rural residences, seasonal cabins, and commercial uses oriented to the visitor industry (e.g., camper/RV parks, lodging facilities, resident-commercial B & B’s and/or guiding operations).


The subject has road access, available gas and electricity, favorable topography, and a unique geographic feature - extensive frontage on the Kasilof River with an atypically high ratio of frontage/acre.

Maps & Survey

  • USRS S003N011W

Note: Maps included are for graphic representation only and are intended to be used as a guide. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to review recorded subdivision plats/maps, surveys, and plat notes for specific information on easements, building setbacks, or other restrictions that will affect any individual parcel. Information is made available at the Department of Natural Resources Public Information Centers or on the web at:

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