Getting There

Anchorage Car 2 Motorcoach 2 hrs 15 mins

Transportation Options

How Long to Spend

1-2 nights

Cooper landing alaska lake

Some would say Cooper Landing is the heart of the Kenai Peninsula, both literally and figuratively: Located in the middle of the peninsula, the small town also sits at the intersection of the Kenai and Russian Rivers, which makes it an especially fertile fishing spot.

Originally settled by prospector Joseph Cooper, Cooper Landing's nickname is the Emerald, because of it's waters, tinged in a unique blue-green thanks to suspended ultra-fine glacial silt.

Things to Do

Where to Stay

Cooper Landing is home to some fabulous lodges and cabin rentals, as well as some of the most popular campgrounds in the state, like Quartz Creek Campground and the Russian River Campground.

Getting to Cooper Landing

By Car: Cooper Landing is on the road system. It's about 2 hours from Anchorage, and 2 hours from Homer along the Sterling Highway. Here's our road guide.

By Bus: Alaska Bus Company offers transportation to Cooper Landing during the summer between Anchorage, Girdwood, Soldotna, and Homer.

Private Transfer: AK Tripping offers private transportation with an experienced local driver to and from Cooper Landing for groups of up to 4 in a comfortable Toyota Highlander.

Things to Do in Cooper Landing


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