Nikiski is a beautiful tourist destination located right next to Captain Cook State Recreation Area on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. From the town, visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of many dormant volcanoes. Captain Cook State Recreation Area attracts tourists from all over the state. This tranquil recreation region is comprised of woodlands, lakes, and majestic shorelines along Cook Inlet. The best thing about the park is that is offers awe inspiring views of the Alaska Range volcanoes. The area boasts various campsites, treks, boat launch along with a swimming area on Stormy Lake. Travellers interested in angling will relish the opportunity to go fishing for rainbow trout and silver salmon in Swanson River.