Sterling is located on the Sterling Highway at the junction of the Moose and Kenai Rivers, 18 miles east of the City of Kenai. It lies at approximately 6d 32m N Latitude, 15d 45m W Longitude . The area encompasses 85 sq. miles of land and 3 sq. miles of water. Sterling is a community that apparently had its name formalized in 1954 when a post office was established.

The Sterling community caters to the sport fishing industry and summer influx of recreational enthusiasts. More than 2 residents hold commercial fishing permits. The Sterling Highway provides access to Anchorage and Soldotna. There is a 2,5' private airstrip in Sterling, and a private seaplane base at Scout Lake. There are also two privately-operated boat launches.

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