We heard that there are a lot of pretty agate rocks along the shore of Cook Inlet at Captain Cook State Recreation Area, so we decided to drive over and check it out. We took the Sterling Hwy to Kenai and then the Kenai Spur up to our destination. The drive was very nice because we had so much beautiful scenery to view along the way. We couldn't get lost, since Captain Cook State Recreation Area is at the very end of the Kenai Spur. We stopped at the Discovery Campground and Picnic Area. We had stopped at a deli for food in Kenai and had a picnic first. Then we hit the beach. We walked for miles and found so many rocks that they got almost too heavy to carry. Next time we go rock collecting, we plan to walk down the beach, turn around, and then start collecting. That way, we won't have to carry them so far. We found several rocks that appear to contain gold and many that just look unusual. Our grandkids loved them all. We shared the beach with lots of ATVs. We learned that there are many cabins further up the beach, and the "beach road" is the only road to them.