Cooper Landing, Alaska is a popular fishing community on the Kenai Peninsula. Originally home to Dena’ina Athabascan people, Cooper Landing attracted settlers in the late 1800’s when gold was discovered there. Today Cooper Landing has a small year round population of just a couple hundred people, but it is a very popular destination for anglers headed to the Kenai River. It is located about 100 miles south of Anchorage and is full of rustic charm and Alaska adventure.

Parks and Campgrounds in Cooper Landing

  • Cooper Landing Boat Launch
    • This park provides parking and access to launch boats in the Kenai River for a fee. There are also bathrooms and some space for shore fishing and wildlife viewing.
  • Cooper Creek Campground
    • This large campground offers 26 camping sites, picnic tables, waterless bathrooms, river access and connects to a great hiking trail system with trails for all ages and skill levels.
      • Yellow Mtn. Trail – 3.2 miles
      • Connector Trail – 0.4 miles
      • Mill Shoals Trail – 0.9 miles
      • Shope Gap Trail – 0.6 miles
      • Cooper Creek Trail – 1.7 miles
  • Cooper Creek South
    • This campground has around 20 campsites, waterless bathrooms, picnic tables and fire pits. Guests have quick access to fishing in nearby rivers and the nearby Resurrection Pass Trail takes hikers on a 38-mile scenic adventure out of Cooper Landing Alaska.

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