Area: 66 square miles
Population: 369 (2000 census)
County: Kenai Peninsula
Cooper Landing sits at the heart of some of the best fishing in the world. It is located at the west end of Kenai Lake and near the world famous Kenai River. It was named for Joseph Cooper, a miner who discovered gold here in the mid-1890's. A school and post office opened in the 1920's to serve the local residents. Roads were built in the late 40's and early 50's to Kenai and Anchorage. The town stretches along several miles of the Sterling Highway and the Kenai River.
Emergency only: 911, ambulance & volunteer fire department.
Internet access: Cooper Landing Community Library.
Cooper Landing Post Office at mile 48.7
Forest Service trails include Resurrection Pass Trail from Cooper Landing to near Hope, about 35 miles, fairly strenuous trail. Lower Russian Lake and the falls on Russian River, where you can watch the salmon jump during the salmon runs. An easy 3 mile trail. The trail to Crescent Lake is a climbing series of switchbacks and beautiful scenery, approximately 6 miles to the lake.
Cooper Landing Grocery. Groceries, produce, newsstand, drugs, sundries, home-made sandwiches.