Destination Profiles: Cooper Landing, Alaska

Cooper Landing, Alaska

Cooper Landing is a premier Alaska destination, not only for visitors from around the world, but also for all of us who live here. Cooper Landing is home to the spectacular Kenai River, surrounded by natural abundance. Cooper Landing has been designated —“The Gem of the Kenai”. The beauty that surrounds Cooper Landing all year round is simply unparalleled, even in Alaska.


* King salmon
* Red salmon
* Silver salmon
* Rainbow trout
* Steelhead trout


* Fly fishing
* River fishing
* Drift fishing
* Float plane fly-in
* Hike-in fishing

Fun Facts

* No more than 300 people live in the area
* Cooper Landing was named after Joseph Cooper, a miner who discovered gold there in 1884.
* 25 degrees Fahrenheit is the average temperature in January