Ravine and Bonnie Lake  – Mile 83

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Ravine Lake was first stocked by ADFG in 1955 with steelhead/rainbow trout (RT) fry/fingerling. RT were again stocked 1956-1963, 1965-1966, 1968, 1973, 1975-1976, 1978, and 1980-1998. Ravine Lake is landlocked. There were a few complaints, several years ago, about trespassing on property at the far end of the lake. With the increased number of anglers, rainbow trout catchables have replaced fingerling. Ravine Lake is a popular rainbow trout fishery with excellent survival of fish. Sampling in 2006 indicated an excellent population of catchable rainbow trout. Sampling in 2006 indicated an excellent population of catchable rainbow trout. Ravine Lake is scheduled for stocking 1,996 catchable rainbow trout for 2008; and 2,612 catchables for 2009-2012.

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Access Information

Directions: Mile 83.3 Glenn Hwy. North on gravel road 0.8 mile to lake on right side of road. Parking alongside of road with short steep trail to lake. NOTE: Part of lake shoreline is private property. Please respect private property.

Status: Road ROW

Access: Undeveloped —

Township: T20N, R6E, S24

Lat/Long: 61° 48′ 15” N,   148° 17′ 20” W

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Bathymetric Map of Ravine Lake

Bonnie Lake

Bonnie Lake (Lower)

Bathymetric Map of Bonnie Lake (Lower)

Mean Depth: 20.2′

Maximum Depth: 40′

Shoreline Length: 2.5 mi

Management Area: Mat-Su

USGS Map: ANCHORAGE D-4

Surface Acres: 118 Acres

Volume: 2389 Acre Ft.

Elevation: 1800′

Previous to 1958, when Lower Bonnie Lake was stocked with 38,000 rainbow trout fingerling, Bonnie Lakes were barren of fish. Stocking with rainbow trout continued every year until 1967. Following stockings of RT were in 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1986 and 1990. Arctic grayling were stocked for one year in 1969. Rainbow trout and Arctic graying populations are sustained with natural reproduction in the connecting stream between Lower and Upper Bonnie, and the outlet of Lower Bonnie. Lower Bonnie drains to the Chickaloon River by way of Sawmill Creek A falls several miles below Lower Bonnie, prevents any fish passage upstream. Currently no stocking is planned. If stocking were to occur, fish would have to be triploid (sterilized) all female rainbow trout, not able to spawn with the existing rainbow trout population.

Access Information

Directions: Mile 83.3 Glenn Hwy. North on gravel road 1.8 miles, not recommended for trailers, to access site with outhouse and boat launch.. NOTE: Majority of lake shoreline is private property. Please respect private property.

Status: Road ROW

Access: Boat Ramp & Parking — 1. State Parks Maintenance modified boat ramp (decreased grade) and repaired damage to lower ramp 7/16/97. 2. Ongoing maintenance.

Township: T 20N, R 6E, S23-24, T 20N, R 7E, S19

Lat/Long: 61° 47′ 59” N,   148° 18′ 0” W

Fishing Information

Species Present: Arctic Grayling, Rainbow Trout

First stocked in: 1958

View Sample Fishing Data

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