The main attractions in Cooper Landing are Kenai River fishing and float trips. Several raft companies offer a 14-mile ride to Jim’s Landing, which includes some Class II rapids at Schooner Bend. Three-hour float trips cost around $50, and all-day Kenai trips run $145 or so from:
- Alaska River Adventures
907/595-2000 or 888/836-9027
- Alaska Rivers Co.
907/595-1226 or 888/595-1226
- Alaska Wildland Adventures
907/595-1279 or 800/478-4100
These and other companies have all-day guided fishing trips aboard drift boats ($205 pp includes lunch), or $110 for a half-day.
Kenai Lake Sea Kayak Adventures (907/595-3441, www.kenailake.com) guides sea kayaking on the lake ($73 for 3 hours). Alaskan Horsemen Trail Adventures (907/595-1806 or 800/595-1806, www.alaskahorsemen.com) leads trail rides into the scenic country around Resurrection Trail and Cooper Landing. Find them behind Sunrise Inn at Mile 45.
© Don Pitcher from Moon Alaska, 10th Edition