Kenny Lake lies off of the Richardson
Highway, between mile 1 and 17 on the Edgerton Highway, and between mile
1 and 8 of the Old Edgerton Highway. It is along the preferred route
into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It lies at approximately 61░
43' N Latitude, 144░ 56' W Longitude (Sec. 31, T001S, R003E, Copper
River Meridian). The community is located in the Chitina Recording
District. The area encompasses 111 sq. miles of land and 1 sq. miles of
The Ahtna people have 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.