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Drifters Lodge is built in the heart of Cooper Landing, Alaska right on the banks of the world-famous Kenai River. The small hamlet of Cooper Landing, initially settled as a frontier gold and trapping town, has transformed into the place to stay and fish on the Kenai Peninsula. Drifters Lodge boasts remarkable riverside cabins —each with their own river views—as well as guided fishing for new and experienced anglers alike. If you are looking for wildlife be sure to book one of our scenic float trips, where a knowledgeable rafting guide will row you and your group along the glacial waters of the Kenai River looking for eagles, moose, bears, and spectacular views around every bend.

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  • Experience one of the premiere fishing destinations in the world.
  • Kenai River rafting adventures for all ages.
  • Easy to challenging hiking adventures.
  • Glacier and wildlife catamaran or float plane tours.
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Cozy, rustic, and the perfect place to relax

Drifters Lodge has 12 different accommodations ranging from self-contained, private cabins to individual rooms.

The Kenai River

World-class trout and salmon fishery

Cooper Landing is the perfect blend of wilderness and small town charm.


Great fishing and scenery

Alaska is one of the premier fishing destinations of the world.


Now Booking 2020 Summer Packages!

Our seasoned, professional guides will assist in your pursuit of Trophy fish.


Bob & Stephanie: I just wanted to let you know how much we (myself, my daughter, my son-in-law) enjoyed our rafting trip with Evan on 9/6/13. He did a fabulous job pointing out animals and things of interest…learned about Bob’s rock!!   The rafting trip was one of the highlights of my Alaska vacation/cruise. thanks to Evan. Regards, Doris Schalka.

Doris Schalka

Dear Bob, Thank you for such a lovely stay.  All 7 of us had a SUPER time! Drifter’s Lodge is fantastic! We highly recommend it! It’s beautiful there, as well as being centrally located for hiking, fishing, visiting, Seward and Homer, Exit Glacier (we went all the way to the top!) Thank Jefferson for the kayak arrangement. 2 loons seranaded us 3 gals right next to our kayak on Peterson Lake… a mystical experience. Thanks again, Bettie and Rudy Rikansrud.

Bettie and Rudy Rikansrud

Dear Bob and all at Drifters Lodge, We loved it!! That was one of the finest vacations we have ever taken! The cabin, the staff, the guides and the fishing were incredible. Thank you so much and we plan to see you next year!

Rene, Carly, and Cassidy Laminack (the Texas ladies)

I just wanted to tell you how much fun we had with our special guide, Marisa. She was wonderful with both my 85-year old mother and 4-year old grandson (who, by the way, has talked non-stop about “rowing”  the boat). We all laughed so hard during our trip that my that my sides are still aching. Marisa was wonderful and if we manage to go again next year, we’ll definitely request her. She’s first class all the way!


Hey there! Just wanted to say that we LOVED our stay at Drifter’s Lodge!! We have already recommended you to several of our friends. We look forward to stopping by to say “howdy” with the whole family as we pass through on August 29.  I have attached the fish picture we showed you as we left! Thanks Again!!

Brian and Mark Seed, Bend, Oregon

Bob, Just wanted to put in a plug for  Matty. Float on Thursday was awesome (except for the wind blowing us back upriver). While I don’t float with guides a whole lot, out of the half dozen trips in the last 2 of 3 years this way was by far the funnest one. He put in a hard day’s work to get us some awesome fish, and other than rowing against the wind, seemed to have a good time also. Kudos. Thanks Curtis


Hi there, we just wanted to say a big thank you for a brilliant time fishing yesterday afternoon. Pat was excellent as a guide, and extremely patient as we learnt how to fish.  It was a real highlight to our vacation, and none of our friends back in the UK can really believe we managed to catch fish at our first ever attempt! You looked after us really well and made it very easy with getting fitted out, getting our licenses (and even helping us back the RV out!)

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Drifters Lodge

Phone: (907) 595-5555
Email: [email protected]

Mile 48.3 Sterling Hwy
18404 Sterling Hwy
Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572