Top things to do in Cooper Landing

Archaeological Site in Cooper Landing

K’Beq Interpretive Site

This riverfront site, run by the local Kenaitzie tribe, is a refreshing reminder of what this area was like before the flood of sport fishers. A quarter-mile boardwalk winds past an ancient house pit and other archa…
American in Cooper Landing

Gwin's Lodge

Established way back in 1952 (that's ancient for Alaska), this chunky-log roadhouse serves up generous portions with the friendliest waiters in Cooper Landing. It has upped the local scene with live music on weekend…
Seafood in Cooper Landing

Kingfisher Roadhouse

Overlooking Kenai Lake with a pleasant sunroom, this steak and seafood place has the best atmosphere in town. If you’ve had enough fish, try the organic Kingfisher Bleu burger; it’s the perfect replenishment after a…
Cafe in Cooper Landing

Sackett’s Kenai Grill

Everything in this casual joint is made from scratch: from the buns to the barbecued pork and the pizza dough. It’s a local favorite and a great place to stop before and after a day on the river.
Shopping Center in Cooper Landing


Your basic backcountry superstore, with snacks, booze, espresso beverages, an ATM, laundry and showers ($5).
Market in Cooper Landing

Cooper Landing Grocery

Snacks, sweatshirts and s'mores supplies.
Landmark in Cooper Landing

Tern Lake Junction

Also known as ‘The Y’ – this is the turnoff for the Sterling Hwy, which runs another 143 miles to Homer.