Cooper Landing Alaska
Cooper Landing is located in south central Alaska near the center of the Kenai Peninsula at the west end of Kenai Lake. The world famous Kenai River begins here and flows through town on its way to the Cook Inlet. About 300 year round residents call Cooper Landing home, but the population grows considerably during the summer months. The town was founded in the mid 1800s by prospectors looking for gold. Much of the economic activity now centers around the abundant tourism opportunities in and around Cooper Landing.
Cooper Landing Hotels
While the town offers a number of smaller lodging choices such as bed and breakfasts, motels and inns, our top recommendation is the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge. Nestled among the forest and mountains on the Kenai River, the Kenai Princess Lodge is the perfect wilderness getaway. The Lodge features bungalow style rooms with sun porches and wood stoves. Add outdoors hot tubs, a fabulous restaurant and numerous decks and you will see why the lodge is a top choice.
Cooper Landing Tours and Attractions
Fishing enthusiasts will find a number of options in or near Cooper Landing. The Kenai River offers world class salmon fishing, many nearby lakes and stream are home to trout, and halibut fishing can be found close by in Seward or Homer. Many other options include rafting, hiking, horseback riding, kayaking and Kenai Fjords cruises from Seward. Be sure to check out our Kenai River Scenic River Float trip from Cooper Landing.
Cooper Landing Transportation
Access to Cooper Landing in primarily by road. The town is located roughly 100 miles from Anchorage or about two hours by car. From Cooper Landing you can reach Seward in about an hour and Homer in less than three hours. Small planes can land at the state owned strip at Quartz Creek or with floats at Cooper Lake.
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