The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area in partnership with the Chugach Forest Service announces the dedication and installation of the new L.V. Ray interpretive sign to replace one that went missing during road construction several years ago. The event is scheduled August 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the south Johnson Pass Trailhead and will be attended by officials from the City of Seward, the Chugach National Forest, the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, and members of the L.V. Ray family.  The public is invited to attend. The trailhead is located at MP 32.6 on the Seward Highway. For more information click here.

Welcome to the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area

America’s 49th state is now one of 49 National Heritage Areas across the Nation. The designation of Alaska’s Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm as a National Heritage Area recognizes this geographic corridor as a place that offers a unique contribution to the fabric of our country. From the glittering waters of Resurrection Bay to the breathtaking Chugach Mountains along Turnagain Arm, the Kenai Mountain-Turnagain Arm Corridor cradles one of the most interesting regions of Alaska history. The Corridor encompasses a distinctive landscape of mountains, lakes, rivers and fjords. The area is located in a region that runs north/south from Bird/Indian to Seward. To the west, the area includes Cooper Landing, Sunrise, and Hope. To the east lie Portage, Whittier, and the clear blue waters of Prince William Sound. (map) The Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area is a place whose valleys and mountains, communities and people tell the larger story of a wild place and a rugged frontier. Come journey through an Alaskan landscape that is rich in natural, cultural, historic and scenic wonders. National Heritage Area designation confers no authority to manage or regulate land use in any way.