The Donald E. Gilman River Center is a multi-agency permitting, information and education center.

The River Center is located at mile 1.6 on Funny River Road in Soldotna, Alaska.

We are open from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday except holidays. 


Four agencies work cooperatively to protect the rivers of the Kenai Peninsula, its watersheds, and its fish and wildlife resources.

Agencies at the River Center include Alaska State Parks; the Kenai Peninsula Borough Habitat Protection Administrators, Floodplain Management Program and Coastal District Coordinator; and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game Division of Habitat. The Kenai Watershed Forum staffs the River Center's Outreach and Education program at their location adjacent to Soldotna Creek Park.

Gilman River Center personnel also work closely with local offices of the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and other agencies.


What's Happening at the River Center?

21.18 Changes

2021-17 Ordinance

Kenai River Flood Map Update


Cook Inlet Beluga Whale Final Reports:
SeaLife Center CIBW Final Report
AKECO CIBW Final Report
CIRCAC CIBW Final Report
LGL Alaska CIBW Final Report
Old Dominion CIBW Final Report