Cooper Landing

Boat Launch & Day Use Area

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Cooper Landing Boat Launch

Cooper Landing boasts major runs of four Pacific salmon species: king, red, silver and pink; in addition to trophy-sized rainbow trout and Dolly Varden. Kenai River kings, or Chinook salmon, are among the largest North Pacific salmon, often weighing from 50 to over 85 pounds. The abundant productivity of the river and variety of habitats enables the area to support large concentrations of bald eagles and many species of migratory waterfowl. Moose, caribou, wolves, bears and other wildlife also use the river system's resources. The area offers prime opportunities for fishing, boating, and wildlife observation from the boardwalk.

There is a limited amount of space available for bank fishing near the launch. The primary uses of the site are for boat launching, wildlife viewing and as a rest stop.


★ ADA Facility - Yes
★ 5 Acres
★ Daily Parking Fee - (see fee page)
★ Toilets -
★ Water -
★ Boat Launch (see fee page) -


★ Fishing
★ Boat Launch
★ Wildlife observation

47.89 Sterling Highway

Driving Directions:
Mile 48.4 Sterling Highway - Landing is directly downstream of the Kenai River Bridge. Take the first access road south/downstream of the bridge to the parking area.

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