"Scenic Area on the Sterling Highway" Cooper Landing by AlbuqRay

Cooper Landing Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 47 photos

Cooper Landing and Kenai Lake

Cooper Landing was named for Joseph Cooper, a miner who discovered gold in the area in 1884. It is located at the west end of Kenai Lake in a beautiful valley. Cooper Landing is now a community of about 300 people and the Sterling Highway runs through it.

Fishing on the Upper Kenai River

The Kenai River is a large glacial system draining the central Kenai Peninsula. The river begins at Kenai Lake near Cooper Landing and flows approximately 82 miles down to its mouth in Upper Cook Inlet, near the community of Kenai. This picture was taken where the Sterling Highway crosses the river. If you look closely, you can see people fishing on the opposite bank.

Cabin and Boat on Kenai Lake

Kenai Lake is not a bad place for a cabin and a sailboat...in the summer!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful location
  • Cons:Too many tourists
  • In a nutshell:One way to experience "wilderness"
  • Last visit to Cooper Landing: Aug 2007
  • Intro Updated Sep 25, 2007
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