A.R.C. Lake Park was named after the Alaska Road Commission and was developed as a park in the early 1980’s. It is a City of Soldotna out-holding located 1.5 miles south of Soldotna, between the Sterling Highway and A.R.C. Lake. The entrance drive, off the Sterling Highway, leads into the gravel parking lot near the lake edge. Trails connect the parking area to adjacent trail systems in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and Tsalteshi Trail system.
The City of Soldotna maintains a seasonal ice rink and skating path when conditions allow on the lake and provide a fire ring and picnic tables.
Northern Pike were successfully eradicated in 2008 and stocking of silver salmon resumed in 2009. In 2010 silver salmon fingerling and Arctic grayling were stocked, and both are scheduled to be stocked yearly.