Expanding across southcentral Alaska, from the shores and snow-capped peaks along the Prince William Sound to the flowing rivers of the Kenai Peninsula, Chugach National Forest is the second-largest national forest in the United States. Arguably a unique property in the collection, Chugach is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream come true. With its rich biodiversity and awe-inspiring landscapes, it’s no wonder so many visitors choose Chugach as the focal point of their Alaskan adventure. Because it encompasses such a vast area, it’s not difficult to visit near Cooper Landing, Alaska. So while it may not be in our backyard, Kenai River Drifters Lodge will deliver access to this beloved treasure, giving guests the chance to explore one of the most breathtaking places in the world. Below we share some information to provide you with an idea of what to expect.
Getting to Know Chugach National Forest
Attracting more than a million visitors each year, but the Chugach National Forest has proven time and again that it’s an ideal location for an Alaskan adventure. The nearly 6 million acres of forest is made up of three distinguishable landscapes and is one of the only places in the world where glaciers pour out of the mountains to the sea below. Approximately the size of New Hampshire, Chugach is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in North America. Although wildlife is present throughout, those who venture away from the main corridors will be handsomely rewarded by foraging bears, scurrying ptarmigan, and a wide range of marine mammals, including sea lions, Orcas, and humpback whales.
Activities to Enjoy on Your Alaskan Adventure
With over 200 miles of trails and plenty of scenic waterways, Chugach supplies a seemingly countless number of activities, from hiking to kayaking to fishing. Whether you want to take a hike or a scenic float on the Kenai River, there’s something for everyone in this Alaskan adventure hotspot. One of the most notable features of the park is glacier viewing, which often sits at the top of many bucket lists.
More Than an Alaskan Fishing Resort
An Alaskan adventure is anything but ordinary, so you should plan on staying at an extraordinary Alaskan fishing resort! While avid anglers continue to be our primary clientele, there’s much more to do than fishing on the Kenai Peninsula. With three package levels, rustically elegant accommodations, and a bevy of recreational opportunities, Kenai River Drifters Lodge is the perfect basecamp for the trip of a lifetime. For more information or to book your stay for the upcoming Alaskan fishing season, please reach out to us online or call 907-891-8703.