High tides prompt warning and beach camping restrictions for dipnetters

Jul 11, 2018

City of Kenai officials will be closing access to the Kenai River's Soth Beach tonight and are warning dipnetters not to camp there or on the North Beach.

The reason are extreme high tides overnight that could pose hazards to campers. 

The morning tide Thursday at 3:54 a.m. is forecast to be 23 feet, followed by Friday morning's 4:44 a.m. high tide of 24 feet, and Saturday morning’s high tide at 5:44 will be nearly 25 feet.

As a result, there will be no camping or parking allowed on the North Beach, and on the South Beach there will be no access to the beach and no camping allowed at the end of the spit. 

The announcement, posted via the City of Kenai's Dipnetting App, advises that campers should be off the beaches prior to the tide.