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5 02, 2020

Guided Alaska Hiking Trips with Drifter’s Lodge

In 2018, we briefly touched on our guided Alaska hiking trips into jaw-dropping Chugach National Forest, such as Hope Point, Slaughter Gulch, and Crescent Lake. Today, however, we’re going to discuss foraging, birdwatching, guiding services, and the 10 best hikes in Alaska, according to personal experience and guest reviews. During the warmer seasons, Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge is the premier adventure-based hub in Cooper Landing, Alaska, as we offer everything from world-class Kenai River salmon fishing to glacier cruises near Seward. And, as you might expect, hiking is a popular alternative to salmon fishing for many adventurers. Alaska Hiking Trips [...]

21 10, 2019

Zipline in Alaska: Seward’s Most Exhilarating Experience

As we say “goodbye” to yet another glorious, golden autumn, many of us turn our attention to next summer’s Kenai River fishing season. But, of course, there’s so much more to do in the summertime than hook monster salmon and trophy trout here in Cooper Landing, Alaska. Once the days lengthen and temperatures rise, many of our visiting anglers choose to trek down to nearby Seward, home to the best zipline in Alaska. Stoney Creek Canopy Adventures For decades, Kenai River Drifters Lodge has been helping anglers (and their families) plan well-deserved, long-awaited Alaska salmon fishing trips, Kenai Fjords [...]

11 07, 2019

3 Things to Do on the Kenai Peninsula This Summer

Kenai River Drifters Lodge has officially come back to life with eager summer travelers from across the globe who have ventured to our serene slice of the Kenai Peninsula to hook massive salmon, observe majestic brown bears, and drift past jaw-dropping glaciers. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg, as the Kenai Peninsula is home to seemingly neverending outdoor activities, ranging from berry picking to gold mine tours. To ensure that your midsummer escape to Cooper Landing, Alaska, is nothing short of flawless, we’ve compiled three of the most unique things to do on the Kenai Peninsula. Guided [...]

24 05, 2019

The 4 Best Kenai River Cabins at Drifters Lodge

The highly-anticipated Kenai River salmon fishing season is nearly here in jaw-dropping Cooper Landing, Alaska. We’re eagerly counting the days and gearing up for yet another exciting summer here at Kenai River Drifters Lodge. One of the most important aspects of a salmon fishing trip – besides world-class guides, good weather, and monsters runs – is the quality of the on-site accommodations. Luckily for you and your group of anglers, Drifters Lodge has a small fleet of hand-crafted Kenai River cabins along the water’s edge. We offer anglers a wide variety of overnight accommodations, including log homes, cabins, and [...]

25 04, 2019

Springtime Kasilof River Adventures from Cooper Landing, Alaska

We’re quickly approaching one of the most anticipated fishing seasons of the year: the springtime Kasilof River king salmon run, which starts in mid-May. Not only do thousands of massive king salmon (also known as “Chinook”) swarm into the wide, serene Kasilof River every spring to spawn, but this world-famous river is also home to a thriving steelhead trout population. Full-day Kasilof River drift trips are a drive away from Kenai River Drifters Lodge’s cozy Cooper Landing cabins as our boats put in at the Kasilof River Bridge along Sterling Highway. Please read further to learn more about one [...]

28 03, 2019

Jaw-Dropping Wildlife and Glacier Cruises in Alaska

There’s no denying the sheer beauty of The Last Frontier, especially Kenai Fjords National Park, one of the world’s natural wonders. Yes, Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula is home to the best salmon fishing in the world, but our gorgeous slice of wilderness is also a jaw-dropping natural landscape full of majestic wildlife, breathtaking glaciers, and complex, rugged mountain ranges. Kenai River Drifters Lodge, the premier Cooper Landing lodging option, proudly provides our guests with a genuinely once-in-a-lifetime experience: the six-hour Seward Wildlife / Glacier Cruise. Seward Wildlife / Glacier Cruise This popular cruise will glide past some of the most [...]

23 01, 2019

Half-Day Fishing Trips near Cooper Landing, Alaska

Cooper Landing may be covered in fluffy snow at the moment, but we’re still daydreaming about the upcoming king salmon fishing season here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. There’s no better time than right now to book a spring, summer, or fall Kenai River fishing trip to Alaska before we’re fully booked for yet another exciting season. Most groups, families, and couples choose full-day fishing expeditions so they can catch and keep their limit, but if you’re looking for a different challenge this year, seek out our three half-day fishing trips. We’re one of the only Alaska fishing lodges [...]

28 12, 2018

Hidden Gems near Cooper Landing, Alaska

Anglers from across the globe visit the Kenai Peninsula for world-class king salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife, and an opportunity to unplug from today’s modern world. However, not every single guest here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge wants to spend the entire week salmon fishing in Alaska, which is why we have “substitutions.” We encourage visiting anglers to swap a full day of fishing with one of our Alaskan adventure activities, including hiking, rafting, bird watching, and guided day trips to the Kenai Peninsula’s most popular cities. The Last Frontier has so much more to offer than Kenai River fishing, [...]

28 11, 2018

The Best Alaska Hiking Trails near the Drifter’s Lodge

While we certainly make a living fishing for delicious salmon and trophy rainbow trout, hiking through the breathtaking Alaskan wilderness is a strong passion of ours here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. Some of the best Alaska hiking trails lie deep within the massive, strikingly beautiful Chugach National Forest, which spans nearly seven million acres in Southcentral Alaska. The next time you’re spending a week king salmon fishing in Alaska, ask about our extensive guided hikes through the Alaskan Bush. Easy, Moderate, or Difficult? Any visiting angler here in Cooper Landing, Alaska, can substitute fishing trips with other outdoor [...]

25 11, 2018

Customize Your Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge Experience

It’s extremely rare to find an affordable fishing lodge on the shores of an incredibly beautiful stretch of the Kenai River that also offers fully customizable Alaskan adventure packages. Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge has everything you’re looking for and so much more! Anglers have been visiting our world-class, family-friendly fishing lodge in breathtaking Cooper Landing, Alaska, for decades. We happily provide anglers and nature enthusiasts with once-in-a-lifetime fishing, hiking, flightseeing, and rafting adventures. Your wish is our command here at Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge. If you would like to replace a day of fishing with bird watching and flightseeing [...]