Helpful Links Enjoy planning your trip! Getting Here Alaska Airlines Arriving at Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System Service from Bellingham, WA, services inside passage, Whittier, Kodiak & the Aleutian chain RAVN Alaska Small plane flights from ANC to Kenai, villages in Bush Alaska Getting Around Alaska Railroad Our favorite way to see AK is by rail! Rental Cars This link takes you to the ANC airport rental car page. U-Haul Grizzly Ridge in Cooper Landing has U-Haul pickup trucks for rent. The Stage Line Van service that serves the entire peninsula from Homer & Seward north to ANC An economical way to get to Cooper Landing if the schedule works for you Cooper Landing Attractions Cooper Landing Museum A great little place run by the local historical society Cooper Landing Library Wifi available for visitors, temporary library card for 30 days for visitors also Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce Our local visitors center, next to museum Bean Creek Gallery A lovely art gallery & gift shop on the road to Princess lodge The most unique & authentic souveniers in Cooper Landing! Restaurants Gwin's Lodge Historic roadhouse, great burgers, beer/wine/liquor Kingfisher Roadhouse Lakefront dining, local & organic fare, seafood, beer/wine, live music Princess Lodge- Rafter's Lounge Bar menu, deck overlooking Kenai River, beer/wine/liquor Princess Lodge- Eagles Crest Restaurant Fine dining menu, breakfast/lunch/dinner, beer/wine/liquor Sackett's Smokehouse Grill Delicious BBQ items smoked on site, pizza, bakery, beer/wine, live music Sunrise Inn Cafe & Bar, old 50's diner feel, breakfast/lunch/dinner, beer/wine/spirits Food To Go/Convenience Stores Blue Yeti Delicious gourmet sandwiches, order-ahead fisherman's box lunches Cooper Landing Grocery Groceries, pizza to go, ice cream, souveniers, tobacco Princess Lodge- RV Store Convenient if you are staying at RV park, groceries, snacks, laundry, showers Wildman's Hot food, sandwiches, convenience food, ice cream, liquor store, tobacco, laundry, showers Activities Kenai Kayak Co These AK born and raised ladies will show you a wonderful time kayaking on Kenai Lake! Horseback Riding Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures Gold & Gem Panning Prospector John's- fun for the whole family! Hike-In Fishing Our friends over at Alaska Troutfitters will take care of you. Scenic River Rafting There are many choices in town in this department, but Kenai River Dog is a small company offering some unique experiences. Guided Hikes Alaska Wildland Adventures is the leading provider of remote, eco-tourism experiences in the area Fly Outs Scenic Mountain Air in Moose Pass is our recommended fly-out provider. Campgrounds Cooper Creek North Small forest service campground on Kenai River Cooper Creek South Small forest service campground on highway, close to Sackett's Crescent Creek Small, off the beaten path forest service campground at the end of Quartz Creek Rd.; don't forget the bug dope here! Quartz Creek Forest service campground on Kenai Lake, across from airstrip and adjacent to Kenai Lake boat launch Russian River Larger forest service campground at Russian River, very popular for first run Sockeye, books up fast! Kenai Princess RV Park Private run RV park at the Kenai Princess Lodge Kenai Riverside RV Park Private run RV park on the Kenai River Trails- Chugach National Forest Carter Lake Trail 3.4 mile hiking trail, short & steep to Carter Lake Crescent Creek Trail 6.2 mile trail, gradual climb to Crescent Lake along Crescent Creek Ptarmigan Creek Trail 3.5 mile hiking trail from Ptarmigan Creek Campground to Ptarmigan Lake, steep in sections Rainbow Lake Trail 0.3 mile easy path to Rainbow Lake, from Cooper Lake Rd; great place for a picnic! Ressurection Pass Trail 39 mile trail that climbs from 500 to 2600 feet, can be a section day hike or multi-day thru-hike adventure from Hope to Cooper Landing Russian Lakes Trail A 21 mile multiple-use trail from Russian River Campground to Cooper Lake Road; the beginning section from Russian River Campgound to Russian River Falls is a local favorite! Vagt Lake Trail 1.6 miles one way or 4.2 mile loop, moderate with gradual grades Trails- Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Bear Mountain Trail 1.6 mile moderate trail from mile 6 Skilak Lake Rd Burney's Trail 1.2 mile easy trail starting in Hidden Creek Campground, off Skilak Lake Rd Fuller Lakes Trail 5.8 mile round trip, strenuous and beautiful, trailhead at MP 57 Sterling Hwy Hidden Creek Trail 2.6 mile easy trail from Skilak Lake Rd. to Skilak Lake/Hidden Creek Mouth Kenai River Trail Easy trail from Skilak Lake Rd. along the Kenai River, Upper Trail 5.6 miles round trip, Lower Trail 4.6 miles round trip; a local favorite Skilak Lookout Trail 4 mile moderate trail starting at mile 5.4 Skilak Lake Rd, ends at rocky outcropping overlooking Skilak Lake Skyline Trail 2 mile extremely strenuous trail, quick steep climb to above treeline for gorgeous views; trailhead at MP 61 Sterling Hwy Media Resources Alaska Dispatch News Our main newspaper for Alaska and national news Peninsula Clarion Newspaper for the Kenai Peninsula Turnagain Times Local newspaper for the towns of Girdwood, Hope, Cooper Landing, a& Moose Pass Cooper Landing GEM Monthly newsletter from the Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce Cooper Landing Crier Twice weekly email newsletter for Cooper Landing happenings Safety Resources Safety in Bear Country It's important to be bear aware in the backcountry & frontcountry, and to know bear safety protocol. Moose Safety on the Highway You don't want to run into one of these critters! Headlights on! Did you know it is the law to drive with your headlights on at all times? Be informed. Highway Safety Corridors Every year there is tragedy on Alaska's highways. Don't be a statistic, learn about our safety corridors. Visiting AK requires a lot of driving, and you will encounter passing vehicles, aggressive drivers, slow vehicles/motorhomes, drunk drivers, exhausted fishermen, and more. Drive safely! Our Alaska Friends Alaska Tent & Tarp We are big fans of these structures, as you can probably tell from our office and summer home! Bowman's Bear Creek Lodge & Dinner House You don't want to miss this gem tucked away in Hope, AK. Kassik's Kenai Brew Stop Frank and Debbie Kassik will welcome you to their marvelous brewery and share their delightful craft brews with you. Best.Beer.Ever.Anywhere. Liquid Adventures Looking for some off the beaten path fun in Seward? This outfit spells liquid FUN! -stand up paddle boarding, glacier kayaking, and more. Sailing, Inc The hub for everything AK sailing- sailing classes, yacht chartering on Resurrection bay out of Seward, yacht sales. These guys are awesome! Smokin' Joes Lodge Need a place to stay in Soldotna? Our favorite lower river fishing resource.