KENAI - Repair and construction work is expected to start Friday at a pair of Kenai Peninsula parks - one in Kasilof, the other in Nikiski.
The projects are part of an Alaska State Parks effort to tackle a backlog of deferred maintenance.
In Kasilof, the 332-acre Johnson Lake State Recreation Area campground will get several upgrades. Improvements include lifting and leveling roads and campsites, and replacing picnic tables, fire-rings and signs. A new well will be dug to improve the drinking water.
In Nikiski, the Stormy Lake Boat Launch at Captain Cook State Recreation Area will close through Sept. 15 for repairs.
Work there includes improving the parking lot and installing a new boat launching ramp and orientation kiosk.