Cooper Landing is a small town conveniently located in the middle of the Kenai Peninsula, 100 miles south of Anchorage. The town is nestled in the majestic Kenai Mountains along the beautiful turquoise waters of Kenai Lake and the upper Kenai River. The community was named for gold miner Joseph Cooper, who worked the area in the late 1800s. Cooper Landing was connected to Seward by road in 1938 and the road to Anchorage was completed in 1951. About 500 Alaskans call Cooper Landing home.
Known as the gem of the Kenai Peninsula due to its scenic wilderness location, Cooper Landing is best known for red salmon fishing in the Russian River. It also serves as the starting point for raft trips down the Kenai River.
Enjoy the wilderness setting of the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge and be sure to take a Kenai River float trip to truly appreciate the majestic scenery.