In the heart of the Kenai pensinsula in Alaska is small town Cooper Landing, know for its incredible fishing due to its location at the convergence of the Kenai and Russian Rivers. With trails and wonderful nature everywhere, you can raft, paddleboard, hike and bike in Cooper Landing.
Soak up the history in this part of Alaska at the Cooper Landing Museum, which offers an insight into how things used to be in the gold mining days, as well as discussing the natural history of the area.
Elsewhere, Historic Cooper Landing Post Office is an attractive building offering a glimpse of the old days;plus, with moose and caribou antlers on the outside, it's a real photo opportunity.
Out on the river, fish for rainbow trout, king salmon and more with knowledgable guides who have fishing the waters for years. Visitors can also take a tour with a kayak or hike to Russian River falls, a serene, peaceful spot to see jumping salmon.
Mid June to mid August has the best conditions for outdoor activities and strolling through the town.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Cooper Landing. The hottest month in Cooper Landing is June, when temperatures peak at 82 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to 2 ˚F. The wettest month in Cooper Landing is April with 10.56 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0.55 inches of rain.
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