cooper landing alaskaAfter an anxious winter spent daydreaming of giant king salmon, the fishing season is finally here at the Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge in stunning Cooper Landing Alaska! The lodge is currently full of exuberant anglers aching to voyage onto the crisp, misty teal waters of the famous Kenai River. Our skilled and professional fishing guides help guarantee that every Kenai Peninsula fishing excursion is memorable in more ways than one. When you’re not reeling in a monster salmon or a beautiful Dolly Varden, embark on a unique wilderness adventure into the stunningly vast Last Frontier. We offer guided half-day hikes, birdwatching, and marine cruises at our premier Alaskan fishing lodge set on the scenic shores of the Kenai River.

Seward Wildlife and Glacier Cruise

Explore awe-inspiring Kenai Fjords National Park with a six-hour glacier and wildlife cruise on a beautiful catamaran. Lucky passengers will witness the splendor of Holgate Glacier and the stunning Chiswell Islands or Cape Resurrection. The journey runs from mid-May to mid-September. Holgate – and other nearby tidewater glaciers – provide some of the most beautiful, overwhelming natural thrills on the planet. Not only are the Chiswell Islands stunningly magnificent but they’re also home to thriving sea lion and sea otter populations. Multiple species of whales are also frequently seen on these exciting adventures, including humpbacks, orcas, and grays. Cape Resurrection, much like Chiswell, features towering stone monoliths that protrude out of the ocean and into the clear blue sky.

Guided Hikes

Cooper Landing AlaskaKenai River Drifter’s Lodge offers over a dozen guided hikes near Cooper Landing Alaska. Choose between several easy, moderate, and difficult hiking excursions and start exploring the gorgeous nearby creeks, lakes, and mountains. You’ll be steered to some of Alaska’s premier hidden gems by one of our charismatic, professional guides. Hike up steep Slaughter Ridge for a genuine challenge with awe-inspiring views of beautiful Kenai Lake as a payoff. Many choose the Russian River Falls trek to spot struggling salmon as they attempt to reach their spawning grounds – where hungry brown bears often visit to feed! Palmer Creek runs through a breathtaking mountain valley and leads to an abandoned mine, waterfalls, and occasionally wild moose and caribou.

Birdwatching near Drifter’s Lodge

Anglers won’t even need to take time out of their busy fishing schedule to birdwatch at our beautiful Alaskan lodge. Five species frequent our property and dozens of others who make appearances from time-to-time. Bring your binoculars on your Alaskan fishing trip because you may spot one of the rarest birds in North America. Keep your eyes peeled for immaculate trumpeter swans, Canadian snow geese, Arctic terns, sandhill cranes, and majestic bald eagles. Visitors also often discover great horned owls, magpies, harlequin ducks, Steller’s jays, rose-breasted grosbeaks, and short-eared owls.

Cooper Landing Alaska

Anglers from around the globe choose Kenai River Drifter’s Lodge for an annual fishing expedition because of our prime location, plump fish, and deluxe accommodations, but they return time and again for our world-class activities and adventures. Dial 1-907-595-5555 to learn more about our Kenai Peninsula paradise or to book a once-in-a-lifetime Alaskan fishing trip.