Cooper Landing is located on the Kenai Peninsula along the Sterling Highway at the west end of Kenai Lake. It is 101 miles from Anchorage and 131 miles from Homer.
Visitor Information: Cooper Landing Chamber of Commercelog cabin visitor center at Milepost S 47.6 Sterling Highway; phone (907) 595-8888 .
Cooper Landing was named for Joseph Cooper, a miner who discovered gold here in 1894. A school and post office opened in the 1920s to serve the miners and their families living in the area. Cooper Landing was connected to Kenai by road in 1948, and to Anchorage in 1951.
- Cooper Landing state recreation site boat launch, adjacent the Kenai River Bridge.
- Join a guided fishing or rafting trip on the Kenai River with Alaska Clearwater Sportfishing, Kenai River Trips, Kenai River Float-n-Fish, Alaska Rivers Companyand Kenai River Drifters Lodge.
- See a fully articulated brown bear skeleton at Cooper Landing Museum.