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  Cooper Landing
by Matyas
  • Cooper Landing - Alaska
      Cooper Landing
    by Matyas
  • Cooper Landing - Alaska
      Cooper Landing
    by Matyas

Cooper Landing is a small town on the Kenai River where the stream starts from the turquoise waters of Kenai Lake. Most famous maybe thanks to its nice fishing spots, the Kenai and the Russian river. If you are looking for a special place I have a recommendation for you.

There's a gravel road wich takes you up just near Cooper Landing and I'm sure this is the olace if you want a vies. If you are coming from the direction of Anchorage turn right (before the gas station). From the other direction turn left before you enter this part of Cooper Landing. The surrounding countryside is beautiful.

The area is named after Joseph Cooper, who found gold here in 1884. Buildings hug the road. Cooper Landing was isolated for quite awhile. Fishermen use the Russian River Ferry to get across to the other side of the river at the Russian River Campground. I didn't try due to the bad weather but if you have a possibility don't miss it.

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  • Written Nov 10, 2006
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