in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area
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Geography and Climate
- Kenny Lake lies off of the Richardson Highway, between miles 1 and 22 on the Edgerton Highway and between miles 1 and 11 of the Old Edgerton Highway. It is along the preferred route into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
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- Kenny Lake lies in the continental climate zone, with long, cold winters and relatively warm summers. Temperature extremes range from -58 to 91 °F. Annual snowfall averages 52 inches, with total precipitation of 12 inches per year.
History and Culture
- The Ahtna people occupied the region historically. The area was settled in the 1960s by a number of homesteaders due to the rich fertile soil and agricultural potential. However, a number of homesteaders cleared 20 acres of land, built a cabin, and lived there for 6 months of every year for five years, as required to obtain ownership, then subdivided and sold the property. There are still four original homesteaders farming their land. Until the 1970s, the Old Edgerton Highway was the only road into Kenny Lake.
- Kenny Lake was built as an agricultural community.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
- The Edgerton Highway connects Kenny Lake to the entire state road system. Several landing strips are available nearby for small aircraft landings.
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