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2017 Visitors Guide

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Trail Guide

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Featuring the communities of the Kenai Lake, Kenai River, and Turnagain Arm.


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Featuring the Communities of Cooper Landing, Moose Pass & Hope Home to spectacular scenery, wildlife viewing, world-class sport fishing and other outdoor pursuits, the Upper Kenai Peninsula is where Southcentral Alaskans and visitors from around the world come to play, explore and relax in nature’s serenity. The communities of Cooper Landing, Moose Pass, and Hope offer visitors unique restaurants, comfortable accommodations and secluded getaways, quaint shops, and cultural attractions. The Upper Kenai is the ideal location for a family vacation, a wedding, a corporate retreat, or a solo getaway. We hope you enjoy exploring the wonders of this magical place we call home. Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau www.cooperlandingchamber.com 4 

Moose Pass Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau www.moosepassalaska.com

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Hope Chamber of Commerce www.hopealaska.info


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Most visitors drive from Anchorage along the Seward Highway. It takes an hour to get to the Peninsula and less than two hours to reach any of the communities. But take your time!

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The highway is actually a National Scenic Byway and an All-American Road. Along the way you’ll be treated to spectacular wilderness vistas. Watch for Dall sheep, mountain goats and humanoids (rock climbers) along the cliffs. You may also catch glimpses of kite surfers and paddleboarders playing and beluga whales chasing salmon up Turnagain Arm. As you turn south, coastal vistas give way to forested mountainscapes. Throughout your journey, we encourage you to take advantage of the multiple pullouts for safe viewing. Many feature interpretive signs and spotting scopes. Enjoy!

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1 hour, 45 minutes

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2 hours, 20 minutes

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Girdwood

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1 hour, 12 minutes

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52 minutes

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25 minutes

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1 hour, 6 minutes

Hope

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55 minutes

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2 hours, 45 minutes

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1 hour, 33 minutes

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3 hours, 20 minutes

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2 hours, 7 minutes

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55 minutes

Soldotna

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Seward

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*Distances and times based on 2016 Google Maps, and according to traveling without traffic and following speed limits. **Sterling Highway maximum speed limit is 55 mph ***Cooper Landing & Moose Pass community speed limit is 35 mph. ****Hope community speed limit is 25 mph. *****Seward Highway maximum speed limit is 65 mph. Keep headlights on at all times.

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Weather, Climate and Seasons Like everywhere in Alaska, the weather can vary greatly no matter what the season. So come prepared with multiple layers of clothing. Top that off with a warm hat, a sturdy rain jacket and you’ll enjoy your stay no matter what the weather.

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Summer (June, July and August): The sun barely sets, the salmon are running, and people are energized by all the daylight. In general, June is the driest, July the warmest, and August the rainiest month. Daytime temps range 60°-80°F; night and early mornings, 40°-60°F.

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Winter (November - March): This is the time to see the Aurora Borealis and enjoy outdoor snow activities. Temperatures range from -30F to +40F. February and March are the best for snow, sun and winter activities.

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Spring & Fall (April, May, September, & October): These months feature fewer crowds and longer sunsets that bathe the scenery in a magical light. It’s a photographer’s dream. April and May are drier and often sunny; September and October showcase vibrant fall colors. Temps are 40°-60°F during the day; 20°-40°F at night.

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The Upper Kenai is home to all kinds of critters. Here we have both brown (grizzly) and black bears that feed on the region’s plentiful salmon and berries...and thus grow quite large. We also have plenty of moose and mammals large and small, slippery and spikey, furry and fierce. Here are but a few...

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• Black & Brown Bear • Moose • Mountain Goat • Dall Sheep • Coyote & Wolf • Red Fox • Lynx • Porcupine • Hoary Marmot • Beaver Clark Fair

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Rules in Bear Country

Bears are inherently curious, intelligent and faster than they look. They do not like to be surprised or harassed. Whether you’re out hiking, camping, fishing, biking or otherwise enjoying the outdoors, always be “bear aware” and remember, you are in their home. Keep Your Distance Give bears plenty of space. View and photograph from a safe distance. Don’t Surprise a Bear — Make Noise! When biking or walking trails, sing, talk loudly or shout out frequently so bears know you’re coming. Avoid thick brush and hike in a group. Don’t Feed or Accidentally Attract Bears It is illegal (and foolish) to feed bears on purpose or by not securing food, dishes or garbage in your vehicle or in bear-proof containers. In the backcountry, hang food between trees, out of their reach. Don’t Let Bears Get Your Fish - If a bear approaches while you are fishing, STOP FISHING! - If you have a fish on, either let out slack so the fish does not splash or cut your line. - Immediately bleed caught fish (in the water), cut all waste into small pieces and toss into deep, fast moving water. Don’t Run If a bear notices you, stand your ground. Running will only trigger its chase instinct and no one can outrun a bear. Instead, talk in a normal voice. If it doesn’t run off, make more noise. If it charges, stand your ground; it will likely be a bluff.

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Flourishing Flora

Blanketing the Upper Kenai Peninsula spring through fall is an ever-changing tapestry of ripening berries, blossoming wildflowers and fascinating foliage. Many of the over 1,500 species of Alaskan wildflowers can be seen on the Upper Kenai. Here are some of the most commonly seen... Kris tin eR

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Bluebells Chocolate lily Fireweed Jacobs ladder Paintbrush Alaska cotton Wild rose Forget-Me-Not Nootka lupine Shaggy Mane, Puffballs & Morels

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Poisonous Berries

A deadly toxic berry in Alaska is the baneberry. It has clusters of shiny white or red berries with a black spots on each end. They taste very bitter, so spit them out before swallowing, thus avoiding their potentially deadly effect. For more information visit: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/alaska/documents/WildflowersNFsinAK.pdf

Help Keep the Kenai Clean We locals are passionate about keeping the Kenai River, Upper Peninsula and surrounding areas free from trash, debris and human waste. Please help us out by picking up after yourself and leave a place looking better than you found it.

Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics: • • • • • • •

Plan Ahead and Prepare Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Dispose of Waste Properly Leave What You Find Minimize Campfire Impacts Respect Wildlife Be Considerate of Other Visitors

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Whenever possible use public restrooms. (Locations on chart, pg. 22.) If you are on or by the river bring a double bagging pack-out system. In the backcountry, dig a hole 6-8 inches deep and bury the organic evidence. Bring an extra plastic/ Ziploc bag and pack out toilet paper, wipes, hygiene products and all trash.

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Cooper Landing

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Highlights of The Landing • Historical Cooper Landing Museum, School & Bear Skeleton Exhibit • K’beq Native Heritage Site • Hiking/Wildlife/Birding • Juneau Creek Falls • Resurrection Pass Trail • Cooper Creek, Quartz Creek, Crescent Creek, & Russian River Campgrounds • Confluence of the Kenai & Russian River • Russian River Falls • Cooper & Rainbow Lake • Lower & Upper Russian Lakes • Kenai National Wildlife Refuge • Alaska State Parks Scenic Viewpoint, Boat Launch, and Day Use Area.

Cooper Landing

Population: 293

A hub of outdoor adventure, Cooper Landing is nestled in the majestic Kenai Mountains along the turquoise waters of Kenai Lake and the upper Kenai River. It’s no wonder the community is known as the “Gem of the Kenai Peninsula.”

cozy accommodations, wilderness lodges, motels, B&B's and charming campgrounds...to excellent restaurants and food trucks. Convenience stores, tackle shops, a small grocery store, post office, emergency services and two gas stations. All these amenities make living, playing and visiting here easy.

Most of the community straddles the Sterling Highway at the west end of Kenai Lake. Although home to 300 residents, the town swells into the thousands every summer as anglers, campers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts flock here to enjoy the famed upper Kenai River region. All visitor facilities are available in Cooper Landing. You’ll find everything from

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Milepost 47.6 Sterling Highway www.cooperlandingchamber.com Info@cooperlandingchamber.com

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History Native Heritage Cooper Landing is the traditional, seasonal home of the Alaska Native Kenaitze Indian Tribe. Their ancestry is tied to the Dena’ina, some of whom likely migrated here from north of the Alaska Range.

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Gold Rush History In 1884, gold miner Joseph Cooper and his crew traveled up the Kenai River from Cook Inlet. Ten years later he discovered gold near what is now known as Cooper Creek...and Cooper Landing was born. With the discovery brought an influx of people and when the gold dried up around 1910, many chose to stay on and either subsist on the hunting, fishing and gardening, or became guides, trappers, and fur farmers. A school and post office opened in the 1920's. Cooper Landing was eventually connected to the town of Kenai by road in 1948, and to Anchorage in 1951.  

The Kenaitze Tribe remains here to this day and partners with Chugach National Forest to help showcase their heritage at two interpretive sites. The K’Beq archaeological site at MP 52.6 features short, guided tours on a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk and offers visitors a view of a Dena’ina house pit and cold storage pits. "Footprints" is a self-guided interpretive nature trail at MP 52.1.

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Because it is rich in Native and pioneer history, Cooper Landing is a Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm (KMTA) National Heritage Area. Community Native Heritage areas are places whose collective stories are important to telling the story of our nation. (For more information visit www.kmtacorridor.org) Some of Cooper Landing's history can be seen at the museum at Mile 48.7 on the Sterlin Highway. On site are a school house, built in 1955, and Jack Lean's Cabin, built in the late 1920's, which became the home of the Cooper Landing Post Office for almost 40 years. The museum is operated by volunteers and is open from Memorial Day until Septmember 15th.


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If you want to get on the water, Cooper Landing is the place to launch. Enjoy turquoise tranquility on a gentle, scenic day float. Liven it up with a thrilling Class III whitewater run through Kenai Canyon. Or try paddleboarding, canoeing or kayaking on Kenai Lake. River floats are generally 2-3 hours, or 5-6 hours if you include the canyon. Watch for eagles, songbirds, waterfowl, bears, moose and more as you float through the incredible wilderness beauty. Stock

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Cooper Landing makes the perfect basecamp for outdoor enthusiasts of all sorts. Hikers, mountain bikers, boaters and backcountry skiers can all find their personal paradise in the surrounding wilderness. And for the casual crew, there are easy nature walks, gold panning opportunities and more.

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The Upper Kenai River flows through the wilderness from Kenai to Skilak Lakes and, because it's non-motorized, offers anglers pristine fishing beyond compare. Drift boat guides and outfitters help visitors fish for sockeye and coho salmon, Dolly Varden and monster rainbow trout. Boats typically launch from the Kenai Lake outlet just after the bridge at Sterling Hwy MP 47.5 and take out at Jim's Landing, near MP 58. If you prefer bank fishing, try your luck at MP 47.5, 50.7, 55, 57 or 58. Yes, you can move along the stream as you fish, but please respect private property! The Russian River flows north from Upper Russian Lake, through Lower Russian Lake and into the Kenai River. Near the confluence, the Russian River Ferry carries foot passengers to the busiest "combat-fishing" spot in Alaska. Be prepared for crowds when the salmon run is hot. It’s not uncommon to fish within 4 feet of other fishers – on both sides of you!

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Rainbow Trout (June 11- July 1, August 10- October 31) Dolly Varden (Arctic Char) June 11- July1, August 10 - October 31)

Fishing Licenses & Regulations Sport fishing licenses are required for all persons 16 and older. Purchase at local stores, guide services or online at www.adfg.alaska.gov/store/ Be sure you are familiar with regulations and recent updates before venturing out.

Sockey Salmon (Reds) (June 11 – June 30, July 15 – August 10) Silver Salmon (Coho) (August 15 - October 31)

Fish Species Rainbow Trout is our favorite fish to catch, photograph and release. These native resident fish are amazing fighters and in the Kenai river system all year.

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Dolly Varden (Arctic Char) are beautiful, brightly spotted fighters — perfect to catch on film and release.

Sockeye (Red) Salmon are the lifeblood of the Kenai River drainage. They feed the entire food chain with their eggs, smolt and carcasses. Reds are almost exclusively caught from shore.

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Silver (Coho) Salmon show up in late August. These rambunctious fish give anglers lots of jumping action throughout the fall.

King (Chinook) Salmon spawn in the Upper Kenai River so fishing here is catch-andrelease for these monsters, which can weigh over 90 pounds. (Ask local guides/ outfitters about lower river trips if you'd like to catch and keep a king.)

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Pink (Humpy) Salmon come into the Kenai River in force every even year. They can be great fun to catch but are not prized for their meat.

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World-Renown Waters Anglers come from around the globe to fish the famous Kenai and Russian Rivers.

Kenai River Launch Facilities for Kenai Lake, Kenai River and Skilak Lake Quartz Creek: Kenai Lake/River State Boat Ramp: Sportsman's Landing:

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Upper Skilak Boat Ramp:

The boat ramp is at the confluence of Quartz Creek and Kenai Lake in the campground. The launch/parking facility is free.. Located at the outlet of Kenai Lake. Here to Skilak Lake is drift-only (no motorized boats). Boaters may need to row/paddle through slack water the first two miles. Pay the launch fee at the self-serve kiosk and either park there, or shuttle a vehicle downriver to take-out. Fee-based shuttle services are available. At the ferry crossing to the Russian River. It's a great ramp for floaters wanting to miss the slack water section of the river. This is a fee-based ramp; look for pay station at entrance to parking lot. This is the last ramp on the Upper Kenai. Take out here unless you plan to run the rapids! Parking is limited but stalls are deep enough to accommodate vehicles pulling trailers. Overflow parking is just a short walk away, on the north side of the Sterling Hwy. This area offers a boat launch, parking, and camping facilities at the upper end of the Skilak Loop Road. Camping is fee-based. It's a common take-out for floaters who run the canyon (outboard motor recommend for the necessary 6 mile lake crossing). Please note that Skilak Lake is prone to sudden and dangerous winds. Plan your crossing during calmer morning hours if possible.

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Forget Your Lifejacket? Several launches offer life jackets to borrow for free, through the "Kids Don't Float" program. Remember, adults should wear life jackets, too! These cold waters have rendered expert swimmers incapable of staying afloat.

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Boat Safety & Etiquette The Kenai River averages about 70,000 boaters a year. For your safety and smoother put-ins and take-outs for all, please adhere to the following: • Load and unload your boat, (staging of gear & supplies) away from the launch area. • All boaters need to wear a lifejacket or • personal floatation device (PFD) on the river. • If you are fishing, wear eye protection • (sunglasses) and a hat to deflect errant hooks. • Do not clean fish in boat loading areas! • Pick up your trash.

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Accommodations — Lodging & Camping Cooper Landing boasts a wilderness lodge overlooking the Kenai River, quaint lodges, motels, B&B's, cabin rentals and access to some of the best campgrounds known in Alaska. Make your reservations early; popular months can fill up as much as a year in advance. Visit www.cooperlandingchamber.com for a list of accommodations. For campgrounds, visit www.alaska.org/destination/cooper-landing/ rv-parks-and-campgrounds.

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Cooper Landing has long been known as a popular summer tourist destination because of its scenic wilderness location and proximity to world-class fishing. It also is a tight-knit, thriving community that shares activities and events together in their community hall, museum and library, and has a very active retirement community.

Cooper Landing Community Hall The Hall is the center for social activities in the Landing, hosting fundraisers, community meetings, weddings, holiday functions, and music performances. Events are held frequently here, so it’s best to check the calendar and availability at: www.cooperlandinghall.com. Cooper Landing Museum & Historical Society Rich in history, stories, artifacts and even a full sized adult brown bear skeleton.

Eagles View and Ravens View Representing seniors (those age 55 and above) in the area of Cooper Landing, Moose Pass and Hope, the Cooper Landing Senior Citizen Corporation has their corporate office and major meeting site located in the Helen Gwin Commons at this independent living facility. Residents are extremely active in the community and enjoy spectacular views of Kenai Lake and the surrounding mountains. Sunday Worship Cooper Landing Community Lutheran, Kenai Lake Baptist Church, and St. John Neumann’s Catholic Church offer Sunday services.

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Cooper Landing Community Library The most charming library in Alaska! It features free Wi-Fi, computers available for public use and an excellent collection of books.


MOose Pass

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Highlights of Moose Pass • Tern Lake Day Use Area • Trail Lakes Hatchery • Historic Water Wheel • Summer Solstice Festival • Salmon Viewing • Upper & Lower Trail Lake • Lower Kenai Lake • Crown Point Mine

Moose Pass

Population: 219

Surrounded by the grandeur of Chugach National Forest, Moose Pass is a charming community steeped in history and home to endless adventure. The core of the community stretches along the shores of Upper Trail Lake, 100 miles south of Anchorage and 28 miles north of Seward.

And when the day is done, visitors can enjoy a variety of accommodations as well as an RV park, several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds, a grocery store, post office, and library.

Here in the heart of the Kenai Mountains, locals and visitors alike can launch countless outdoor activities. Moose Pass is home to some of Alaska's best hiking trails, along with amazing fishing, sightseeing and more.

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Alaska State Fishing License Required! Be sure to review current ADFG regulations, as these change throughout the summer. To get a license and review regs visit: www.adfg.alaska.gov/index. cfm?adfg=license.main

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Hikers, bikers, boaters, birders — everyone loves to play in and around Moose Pass. Here are a few highlights...

Birding at Tern Lake This marshy lake is a nursery for Arctic Terns each spring who flock here from as far away as Antarctica. They stay only long enough for their eggs to hatch and their babies to grow strong, but while they're here, they are fishin' fools.

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Watch the terns — and sometimes hoards of spawning salmon up close — from the fish-viewing platform. Water, toilets, information and picnic tables are available in the day use area. Located at the intersection of the Seward and Sterling highways.

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Hiking or Biking Johnson Pass & Lost Lake Trails These beautiful, challenging alpine traverses are popular among Alaskan backpackers and mountain bikers alike. Moose Pass also boasts shorter trails, including those to local fishing lakes. See trail map & descriptions on pages 22-24.

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Snowmachiners find paradise in Johnson Pass, local lakes come to life with ice fishing, ice skating and cross-country skiing.

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History Moose Meets Mail Carrier As legend has it... A mail carrier traveling by dogsled along the historic Iditarod Trail in 1903 was met by a moose and had difficulty passing.

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In 1909, Oscar Christensen and Mickey Natt came to this same area by horse and dog team and apparently had the same problem. They never left. Instead, they stayed and built a log cabin for themselves and a roadhouse that served as an inn and supply house for gold prospectors headed up north. When the railway blazed its way along the trail to the area, it too may have been stopped by moose — at least long enough to create a construction camp here. When completed in 1912, the area was naturally dubbed "Moose Pass." While many prospectors passed through Moose Pass, some stayed to develop local gold mines such as Crown Point, East Point, and Falls Creek. Several entrepreneurs built sawmills to supply timber for mines, local construction and the railroad and its insatiable need for hemlock ties.

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The train took over mail service around 1927, but had a propensity to toss sacks of letters and parcels haphazardly out of the rail car. In 1928, pioneer Leora Estes Roycroft took charge of the situation and became the first Postmaster of what was then officially christened as “Moose Pass.” The Estes family went on to develop the first electricity for the community and eventually run the local grocery store, which is still in operation today. Moose Pass is a National Heritage Community; places whose collective stories are important to telling the story of our Nation. For more information visit: www.kmtacorridor.org.

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Just like the independent travelers drawn here by the scenic wilderness and central location, forestry and railroad workers, tourism and service operators and artists call Moose Pass home.

Accommodations-Lodging and Camping Moose Pass offers visitors several options for lodging, from a full service lakeside lodge and a charming mountainside inn...to cozy cottages. An RV park and US Forest Service campgrounds are also available. We recommend making your reservations early. Visit www.moosepassalaska.com for a list of accommodations.

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Mooser Pass Summer Sollstice Festival This annual event not only welcomes summer and the longest day of the year, but also is the largest fundraiser for the operation of the town's Community Center, Volunteer Fire Department and EMS team. The festival features gift and craft booths, games, food, an auction and lots of music throughout the 2-day event.

Trail Lake Hatchery The Hatchery raises coho and sockeye salmon and releases them into streams and lakes on the Peninsula. Stocks also support salmon sport fisheries in Resurrection Bay. Enjoy the self-guided visitor center or, in the off-season, schedule a tour in advance. Mile 32.1

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Moose Pass Community Library In operation since 1938, the Moose Pass Library is one of Alaska's oldest nonprofits. Today it supports home school and distance education in collaboration with Moose Pass Elementary School and serves the public with over 3000 books, Internet & Wi-Fi services, video conferences and more.

Winter Wonderland Winter brings Northern Lights and more community events such as the Christmas tree lighting celebration In December and "Winter Rendezvous" in February with ice golf, bowling, and skating, snow art, dog sledding, music and dancing, plus a ski race, bake sale and romantic Valentine’s dinner. March brings ice fishing, snowmachining and other winter fun.

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Hope has a post office, library, museum, two cafes, a dinner house, lodges, cabin rentals, B&B's, campgrounds, gift shops, a convenience store, and emergency services.

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Hope is a quiet, friendly town wedged between the Kenai Mountains and the southern shores of Turnagain Arm. Trails and rivers, salmon and wildlife, historic sites and convenient amenities combine to make Hope a popular destination for hikers, campers, mountain bikers, fishers, bird watchers and recreational gold miners.

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History This scenic community was the highlight of gold rush activity in 1896. Miners named their mining camp on Resurrection Creek Hope City, after the young prospector Percy Hope, who was in his early teens when he first gold mined in Cook Inlet. For a moment in time, this area was exploding with people and prospecting action. But the rush was short lived. By 1899, many of the miners had moved on to the Klondike gold rush. Stock

Today, walking through Hope is like walking back in time. The town's historic district includes the 1896 store (now Seaview Café) and the 1902 log Social Hall, which still hosts community events. The Hope and Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum has an extensive collection of gold mining equipment, displayed both indoors and outside on the museum grounds.

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Just out of town in Palmer Valley, hikers and wanderers will discover the beautiful alpine hillsides literally littered with mining ruins.  Hope is a Kenai Mountains Turnagain Arm (KMTA) National Heritage Area Community. (For more information visit www.kmtacorridor.org).

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Hiking & Biking Hope has several excellent trails for hiking, biking and skiing. For easy and moderate hikes, try Gull Rock Trail, Resurrection Creek and the Wagon Trail. For steep, moderate to difficult hikes, check out Hope Point Trail and Twin Lakes. The Resurrection Pass Trail is a 39-mile traverse popular with hikers, bikers, backpackers, horseback riders and skiers in the winter. Residents ask visitors to drive slow and please do not camp on public streets or tidal flats. For trail descriptions and details, see pages 22-24.

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Hidden Creek • Perfect hike for families with small children, going down to Hidden Creek (marsh) and Skilak Lake. • Acess: Skilak Lake Rd. MP 4.5 • 300 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 1.5 miles

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Amenities: • Winding interpretive paths highlighting Kenaitze Indian Tribe cultural and natural resources in the area. Trail is downstream of the campground. • Acess: Sterling Hwy. MP 52.6 & 52.3 (Across from Russian River Campground entrance near the K’beq’ “Footprints” Interpretive site.) • No elevation gain • Distance one way 0.5 miles

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Seven Lakes

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Upper Kenai River

5.6 Miles

• See the river and angler action up close, Amenities: with connection to Lower Kenai River Trail downstream. • Acess: Skilak Lake Rd. MP 0.6 • 260 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 2.8 miles

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Skilak Lookout

Amenities: • Gradual elevation gains. No water source. The panoramic view at the top is worth hiking to the end. • Access: Skilak Lake Rd. MP 5.4 • 800 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 2 miles

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Fuller Lakes

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• Steep hike to 3 sub-alpine lakes. Good fishing. • Acess: Sterling Hwy. MP 56.9 • 1,400 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 2.9 miles

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• Rapid elevation rise. Be ready to sweat & bring plenty of water. • Acess: Sterling Hwy. MP 61.6 • 1,800 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 1.3 miles

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Amenities: • Relatively flat, easy but often muddy trail through birch-lined tapestry of lakes. • Acess: Sterling Hwy. MP 68.1 OR Skilak Lake Rd. MP 9.6 (Engineer Lake Campground) • 150 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 4.4 miles

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Amenities: • This beautiful, spruce forest trail continues past the Russian River Falls to Lower and Upper Russian lakes to Cooper Lake and the Snug Harbor Rd. trailhead. Or vise versa. Enjoy great views of the Kenai Mountains and Skilak Glacier. Try fishing the Upper and Lower Russian lakes. There are numerous campsites along the way and public use cabins by advance reservation only. Note —bears frequently use this trail, too, so be “bear aware.” • Acess: Sterling Hwy. MP 52 (You must enter Russian River Campground) OR Sterling Hwy. MP 48 +Snug Harbor (dirt road) MP 9 + Cooper Lake Road MP 3 • 1,100 foot elevation gain

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Amenities: • Wide, easily accessed family trail with beautiful view of Russian River Falls. Look for jumping salmon June-August. • Access: Sterling Hwy. MP 52 (You must enter Russian River Campground) • 400 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 2.4 miles

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• From either end, this wilderness traverse Amenities: climbs up through birch and conifer forests, past lakes and streams, to wide open, glacier-carved Alpine valleys. Snow can remain at higher elevations until mid-June. Public use cabins (advanced reservations required) and 19 campsites available along the way. • Acess: Sterling Hwy MP 53.2 OR Hope Hwy MP 16.2 + Left (S.) on Palmer Creek Rd. for 0.6 Mile; veer right onto Resurrection Creek Rd. to trailhead ~3.4 miles further. • 2,100 foot elevation gain

Amenities: • Short, meandering trail through hemlock. Easy walk. • Access: Sterling Hwy. MP 48 + Snug Harbor (dirt road) MP 11.5. Parking on left. • No elevation gain • Distance one way 0.25 miles

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• Gain elevation gradually through birch forest to the grayling-rich lake. Snow may be present in early season. • Acess: Sterling Hwy. MP 45 to Quartz Creek Rd. MP 3.5 • 1,300 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 6.4 miles

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Lower Kenai River • Accessible May to October. Hike down to Kenai River then either downstream to Skilak Lake (through marshland) with connection to Hidden Cr. Trail or upstream to Upper Kenai River Trail. • Acess: Skilak Lake Rd. MP 2.3 • 250 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 2.3 miles

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• This short but steep trail offers sweeping views similar to those of Skilak Lookout Trail. • Acess: Skilak Lake Loop Road Mile Point 6.9 • 400 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 0.8 miles

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• Nice stroll through aspen and spruce forest. Perfect for bird watchers. • Acess: Skilak Lake Rd. MP 3.6 (Hidden Lake Campground) • 200 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 0.5 miles

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Amenities: • This is a popular motorcycling trail, so you may need to share the trail and its spectacular views. • Acess: Seward Hwy ~MP 25 + Drive east 0.4 mile, turn left at sign for active mining claim. Drive a bit up on the rugged road then park and start hiking. • 2,400 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 5.9 miles

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Amenities: • Moderate elevation gain through conifer forest becomes steeper midway, leveling out near end as vast tundra expanses are revealed. Intersects with Resurrection Pass Trail at mile 10 for through-hike options (27 miles to Cooper Landing or 32 miles to Hope.) Good for multiday backpacking or hardy bikers. Public Use cabins available by advance reservation only. • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 39 • 1,400 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 10 miles

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• Wander steadily up the forested hillside Amenities: and, after a steep stretch, emerge into a vast Alpine wonderland. Walk along the shores of Lost Lake and, if you’d like to make the 15-mile traverse, continue down Lost Lake Trail to Seward. • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 17 + Primrose Campground Dr. MP 1.1 Park near lake; trailhead at south end of campground. • 1,600 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 7.5

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• First mile is steep but then levels. Should only be traveled in summer due to avalanche dangers. • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 24.9 • 1,100 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 2.5 miles

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Lost Lake

Amenities: • Gain 2000 ft. in the first four miles, then amble through the amazing Alpine vista another 3 to the lake. Campsites and public use cabin (by advance reservation only) available. Snow could still be present in May. For a 15-mile traverse, continue to Primrose Trailhead. • Access: Seward Hwy MP 5+ Turn west on Scott Way, which turns into Samantha Way, then left on Heather Lee Lane. Take first right on Hayden Lane and follow to Lost Lake Trailhead. • 1,820 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 7.3 miles

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Amenities: • Part of the Historic Iditarod Trail, the forested trail opens to subalpine terrain at the top with beautiful mountain views along the way. Trail often overgrown by mid-summer, adding difficulty for bikers (and for bears to hear you coming so be sure to make noise as you travel). • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 32.5 OR Seward Hwy MP 64 • 1,000 foot elevation gain

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• Trail features wildflowers, excellent views Amenities: and the promise of rainbow trout and grayling. Trail is short but steep and can be muddy. Hike 1 more mile to Crescent Lake or make a 17.7-mile traverse to the Crescent Lake trailhead. • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 34 • 1,000 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 3.4 miles

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Amenities: • Be sure to bring enough water and layers; it can be cool at top. The view of Turnagain Arm from the top is definitely worth the relentless elevation gain. • Acess: Seward MP 56.5 + Hope Highway MP 17.8 The trail starts on the left, just before the entrance to Porcupine Campground. When the trail splits ~1/8 mile in, stay left (right fork goes to Gull Rock Trail). • 3,600 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 3.5 miles

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Amenities: • Easy, kid-friendly trail rambling through aspen forest to “secret” lake. Fun winter ice fishing, too. • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 25.4 • (Turn east, cross RR tracks, turn north; trail stars at South end of the lake.) • 250 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 1.63 miles

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• This short but sometimes steep family trail paralleling the river is 3.5 miles up to the beautiful turquoise, grayling filled Ptarmigan Lake. Trail continues another 3.6 miles along the shoreline. • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 23. Trailhead starts from the Ptarmigan Creek Campground. • 450 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 3.5 to 7.1 miles

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• This trail follows the south shore of Turnagain Arm to a rocky peninsula offering great views. There can be downed trees crossing the trail in spring. Be sure to bring water and snacks for a full day of hiking. • Acess: Seward Hwy MP 56.5 +Hope Hwy MP 17.8 Trail starts at the northwest end of the Porcupine Campground. (Closed to motorized vehicles May 1 - Nov 30.) • 1,000 foot elevation gain • Distance one way 5.7 miles

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Cooper Landing Business Directory

COMMUNITY Emergency Ambulance & Fire

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Cooper Landing Emergency Services, Inc. 38748 Snug Harbor Rd. PO Box 510 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1800 cles@arctic.net

Government & Public Agencies Alaska State Parks Kenai Area Office PO Box 1247 Soldotna, Alaska 99669 (907) 262-5581 www.dnr.alaska.gov/parks/units/ kenairiv.htm Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District 334 4th Ave. PO Box 390 Seward, AK 99664 (907)224-3374 www.fs.usda.gov/main/chugach/home Cooper Landing U.S. Post Office 38741 Snug Harbor Rd. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 595-1234 1-800-ASK-USPS

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Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre 144 N. Binkley St. Soldotna, AK 99669 1(800)478-4441 mnavarre@kpb.us www.kpbs.us Kenai Peninsula Borough School District 148 N. Binkley St. Soldotna, AK 99669 (907)714-8836 F (907)262-9132 superintendent@kpbsd.k12.ak.us www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District 14896 Kenai Spur Hwy, Ste 103 Kenai, AK 99611 (907)283-3335 F (907)283-3913 rroeske@kpedd.org www.kpedd.org Kenai National Wildlife Refuge PO Box 2139, Ski Hill Rd. Soldotna, AK 99669-2139 (907)262-7021 – HQ (907)260-2820 - VC 1(877)285-5628 F (907)-262-3599 kenai@fws.gov www.fws.gov/refuge/kenai/

Organizations & Non-Profits Cooper Landing Advisory Planning Commission PO Box 694 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-4686 cooperlandingapc@gmail.com www.borough.kenai.ak.us/planning-dept/ planning-commissions/cooper-landing-apc Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Mile 48.7 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 809 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 595-8888 info@cooperlandingchamber.com www.cooperlandingchamber.com Cooper Landing Community Club (and Hall) 18511 Bean Creek Rd., Mile .8 PO Box 508 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-2169 Reservations (907)744-2277 cooperlandingrentals@live.com www.cooperlandinghall.com


Cooper Landing Rifle & Sportsman's Club 18026 Bean Creek Rd. PO Box 710 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0004 ljohnsonak@gmail.com www.cooperlandinggunclub.org Cooper Landing Nordic Ski Club CooperLandingNSC@gmail www.grooming.cooperlanding nordicskiclub.org Cooper Landing Senior Citizen Corp. Inc. 19958 Campus Dr. PO Box 552 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3000 clscci@arctic.net www.cooperlandingseniors.com

FOOD & DINING Coffee & Food Trucks Blue Yeti Food Truck Sterling Hwy. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)231-6089 facebook.com/Blue-Yeti

Groceries/Box Lunches/ Convenience Items Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com

Education, Research & Schools Cooper Landing School K-12 19030 Bean Creek Rd. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1244 F (907)595-1461 www.cooperlandingschool.blogs.kpbsd. k12.ak.us/wpmu

Wildman TR Inc 19194 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 724 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1456 / 1(866)595-1456 F (907)595-1888 wildman@wildmans.org www.wildmans.org

Lounges & Bars/Liquor Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge 17245 Frontier Cir. PO Box 676 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1425 / 1(800)426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Sunrise Inn 21849 Sterling Hwy. Mile 45 PO Box 832 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1222 sunrise@arctic.net www.alaskasunriseinn.com

Cooper Landing Community School www.clcommunityschool.webs.com

Cooper Landing Senior Independent Housing Cooper Landing Business Directory 2017

for 55 and older Alaska residents. Must be primary residence. No pets. One and two-bedroom apartments overlooking Kenai Lake. In-ßoor heat and heated garages. Cooper Landing Senior Citizen Corp. Inc. P.O. Box 552 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 clscci@arctic.net (907) 595-3000 www.cooperlandingchamber.com

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Wildman TR Inc 19194 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 724 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1456 / 1(866)595-1456 F (907)595-1888 wildman@wildmans.org www.wildmans.org

Restaurants & Cafes Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com

Cabins & Lodges Alaska Heavenly Lodge 34950 Blakley Ct. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 599-0022 / 1(866)595-2012 info@alaskaheavenly.com www.alaskaheavenly.com Alaska Horsemen Lodge 35090 Quartz Creek Rd. PO Box 857 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1806 info@alaskahorsemen.com www.alaskahorsemen.com

Hotel Seward/A Cabin on the Cliff 221 5th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 (907)224-8001 / 1(800)440-2444 F (907)224-3112 hotelseward@gci.net www.hotelsewardalaska.com

Alaska Rivers Company Mile 50 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 827 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1226 / 1(800)595-1226 info@alaskariverscompany.com www.alaskariverscompany.com

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge 17245 Frontier Cir. PO Box 676 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1425 / 1(800)426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com

Alaska Troutfitters 18230 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 570 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1212 info@aktroutfitters.com www.aktroutfitters.com

Sackett’s Kenai Grill 16201 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 673 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1827 sackettskenaigrill@gmail.com www.sackettsgrill.com/

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Sunrise Inn 21849 Sterling Hwy. Mile 45 PO Box 832 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1222 sunrise@arctic.net www.alaskasunriseinn.com

LODGING Bed & Breakfasts Stevenson Retreat 18476 Sterling Hwy. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)240-1113 stevensonretreat@yahoo.com www.stevensonretreat.com The Hutch Bed & Breakfast Mile 48.5 Sterling Hwy. (18225) PO Box 649 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1270 F (907)595-1829 hutch@arctic.net www.arctic.net/~hutch

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Angle 45 Adventures Mile 8.1 Hope Hwy. Hope, AK 99605 (907)782-3175 F (907)782-3175 angle45@angle45.com www.angle45.com Cooper Landing Fish Camp PO Box 557 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3474 (summer) (907)688-1547 (winter) tlessard@mtaonline.net www.kenaitrout.com Eagle Landing Resort 8514 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 748 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1213 eaglelandingresort@gmail.com www.eaglelandingresort.net Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com


Hotel Seward/A Cabin on the Cliff 221 5th Ave. PO Box 2288 Seward, AK 99664 (907)224-8001 / 1(800)440-2444 F (907)224-3112 hotelseward@gci.net www.hotelsewardalaska.com Inn at Tern Lake 41843 Seward Hwy. (Mile 36) PO Box 7 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3667 F (907)288-3667 rose@ternlakeinn.com www.innatternlake.com Kahtnu Spirit Lodging 17158 Frontier Cir. PO Box 652 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)299-2855/(907)231-6793 F (866)235-4232 kahtnuspiritlodging@gmail.com www.kahtnuspiritlodging.com

The Hutch Bed & Breakfast Cooper Landing, Alaska

Mile 48.5 Sterling Highway (Bunny Trail) 907-595-1270 hutch@arctic.net www.arctic.net/~hutch/

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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge 17245 Frontier Cir. PO Box 676 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1425 / 1(800)426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Kenai Riverside Lodge 16520 Sterling Hwy. Mile 50.1 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1279/1-800-334-8730 F (907)783-2130 info@alaska-wildland.com www.alaskawildland.com Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 746 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com

Spruce Moose Chalets Mile 29.9 Seward Hwy Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)677-7543 8staralaska@ak.net www.alaskavacationchalets.com

The Hutch Bed & Breakfast Mile 48.5 Sterling Hwy (18225) PO Box 649 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1270 F (907)595-1829 hutch@arctic.net www.arctic.net/~hutch

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Campgrounds/RV Parks

Alpine Inn Motel 18465 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 48.2) PO Box 826 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1557 alpinemotelak@gmail.com www.kenairivermotel.com

Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge 17245 Frontier Cir. PO Box 676 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1425 / 1(800)426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge 17245 Frontier Cir. PO Box 676 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1425 / 1(800)426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com Sunrise Inn 21849 Sterling Hwy. Mile 45 PO Box 832 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1222 sunrise@arctic.net www.alaskasunriseinn.com

907-595-1557 www.kenairivermotel.com

The Hutch Bed & Breakfast Mile 48.5 Sterling Hwy. (18225) PO Box 649 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1270 F (907)595-1829 hutch@arctic.net www.arctic.net/~hutch

Hotel Seward/A Cabin on the Cliff 221 5th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 (907)224-8001 / 1(800)440-2444 F (907)224-3112 hotelseward@gci.net www.hotelsewardalaska.com

Kenai Riverside Campground & RV Park 16918 Sterling Hwy. Mile 49.7 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1406/1-888-536-2478 F (907)783-2130 info@kenairv.com www.kenairv.com

Vacation Rentals

Hotels & Motels

Alaska Heavenly Lodge 34950 Blakley Ct. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0022 / 1(866)595-2012 info@alaskaheavenly.com www.alaskaheavenly.com

Alaska Heavenly Lodge 34950 Blakley Ct. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0022 / 1(866)595-2012 info@alaskaheavenly.com www.alaskaheavenly.com

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17245 Frontier Circle | Cooper Landing, AK 99572

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Kenai River Float-n-Fish, LLC 18251 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 568 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3505 hooked@mightykenai.com www.mightykenai.com

Alaska Troutfitters 18230 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 570 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1212 info@aktroutfitters.com www.aktroutfitters.com

Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 746 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com

RECREATION

Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com

Guided River Rafting

Talon Air Service Soldotna, AK 99669 (907)262-8899 F (907)262-5452 talonair@alaska.net www.talonair.com

Day Cruises – Glacier & Wildlife Kenai Fjords Tours 1304 4th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 (907)777-2803/ 1(888)478-8069 F (877)258-6877 info@kenaifjords.com www.kenaifjords.com/clcc Major Marine Tours 1412 4th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 9170 Jewel Lake Rd., Suite 203 Anchorage, AK 99502 (907)274-7300/ 1(800)764-7300 info@majormarine.com www.majormarine.com

Equipment Rentals & Sales Alaska Outdoor Woodstoves 35555 S. Face Pl. PO Box 614 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-1633 F (907)595-1633 williams@arctic.net Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com

Fly-in Fishing Alaska River Adventures 35269 King Salmon Dr. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-2000 F (907)595-3454 info@alaskariveradventures.com www.alaskariveradventures.com

Gold/Gemstone Panning Prospector John Mile 45 Sterling Hwy. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-1808 jhpbj@yahoo.com www.goldpan-alaska.com

Alaska River Adventures 35269 King Salmon Dr. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-2000 F (907)595-3454 info@alaskariveradventures.com www.alaskariveradventures.com

Guided Hiking, Biking & Kayaking Kenai Kayak Company 16938 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 858 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)521-0244 kenaikayakco@gmail.com www.kenaikayakco.com

907•521•0244

kenaikayakco@gmail.com

• Guided sea kayak tours

on Kenai Lake • All equipment provided • All skill levels welcome

Alaska Outdoor WoodStoves Features: ■ 24” diameter ■ 40” high ■ 16 ga steel burn pan ■ 22 ga steel cone

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Air Charters/Flightseeing/ Wildlife Viewing

(with spark arrester)

■ Expanded steel side walls Available in: ■ Copper, black, or forest green. ■ Can add wheels, handles, or heavy expanded steel top grill. Locally Made to Order Great for Patios & Backyards Enjoy the Outdoors Rain or Shine

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Guided River Rafting (Continued) Alaska Rivers Company Mile 50 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 827 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1226 / 1(888)595-1226 info@alaskariverscompany.com www.alaskariverscompany.com Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 746 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com Kenai Riverside Lodge/ Kenai River Day Trips 16520 Sterling Hwy. Mile 50.1 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1279/1-800-478-4100 F (907)783-2130 info@alaskarivertrips.com www.alaskarivertrips.com

Guided Sport Fishing 5 Dogs Fishing PO Box 912 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-3525 www.5dogsfishing.com fivedogsfishing@gmail.com

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Alaska Kenai Fishing for Fun 9381 A Campbell Terrace Dr. Anchorage, AK 99502 (406)-581-5561/1(888)495-2194 akkenaifishingforfun@gmail.com www.akkenaifff.com

Alaskan Angling Adventures PO Box 847 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)741-0474 alaskananglingadventures@gmail.com www.alaskananglingadventures.com

Alaska River Adventures 35269 King Salmon Dr. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-2000 F (907)595-3454 info@alaskariveradventures.com www.alaskariveradventures.com

Angle 45 Adventures Mile 8.1 Hope Hwy. Hope, AK 99605 (907) 782-3175 F (907) 782-3175 angle45@angle45.com www.angle45.com

Alaska Rivers Company Mile 50 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 827 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1226/ 1(888)-595-1226 info@alaskariverscompany.com www.alaskariverscompany.com

Boatman’s LLC PO Box 864 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 202-1004 chad@boatmansalaska.com

Alaska Streamers 19906 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 788 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)205-0000 akstreamers@aol.com www.akstreamers.com

Cooper Landing Fish Camp PO Box 557 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3474 (summer) (907)688-1547 (winter) tlessard@mtaonline.net www.kenaitrout.com

Alaska Troutfitters 18230 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 570 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1212 info@aktroutfitters.com www.aktroutfitters.com

Hotel Seward/A Cabin on the Cliff 221 5th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 (907)224-8001/ 1(800)440-2444 F (907)224-3112 hotelseward@gci.net www.hotelsewardalaska.com


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Professional Guided Fishing

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• Trout and Salmon Day Trips. • Fish the entire Kenai River and the Russian River. • Multi-trip Discounts. • Largest Independent Guide Service in Town. • Join Us for our famous Sockeye Madness Trip.

FISH The Kenai River Kenai Cache Outfitters 907-595-1401 14899 Sterling Hwy Cooper Landing, AK 99572 www.kenaicache.com

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Guided Sport Fishing (Continued) Jason’s Guide Service PO Box 822 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)351-3036 lesmeisterjason@gmail.com www.jasonsguideservice.com

Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 746 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com Kenai River Float-n-Fish, LLC 18251 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 568 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3505 hooked@mightykenai.com www.mightykenai.com Kenai River Fly Fishing 35554 Russian Gap Rd. PO Box 753 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-1400 info@krff.com www.krff.com

COOPER LANDING FISH CAMP • • • •

Quality Service Expert Guides Log Cabins Family Owned & Operated

For Reservations: 907-595-FISH (3474) www.kenaitrout.com info@cooperlandingfishcamp.com

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Kenai Cache Outfitters 14899 Sterling Hwy. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)268-4849 F (907) 595-1401 info@kenaicache.com www.kenaicache.com

Guided sport-fishing on the Kenai River for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and multiple species of Salmon

Full & Half Day Trips Available Family Owned & Operated www.krff.com 907.598.1400 www.cooperlandingchamber.com

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Guided Sport Fishing (Continued) Kenai River Trout Anglers 18234 Langille Rd. PO Box 818 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0085 kenairivertroutanglers@gmail.com www.kenairivertroutanglers.com Kenai Riverside Lodge/ Kenai River Day Trips 16520 Sterling Hwy. Mile 50.1 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1279/1-800-334-8730 F (907)783-2130 info@alaska-wildland.com www.alaskawildland.com

Guides & Tours Alaska River Adventures 35269 King Salmon Dr. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-2000 F (907)595-3454 info@alaskariveradventures.com www.alaskariveradventures.com Alaskan Angling Adventures PO Box 847 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)741-0474 alaskananglingadventures@gmail.com www.alaskananglingadventures.com

Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com

Kenai River Trout Anglers 18234 Langille Rd. PO Box 818 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0085 kenairivertroutanglers@gmail.com ww.kenairivertroutanglers.com

Kenai Fjords Tours 1304 4th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 (907)777-2803/1(888)478-8069 F (877)258-6877 info@kenaifjords.com www.kenaifjords.com/clcc

Major Marine Tours 1412 4th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 9170 Jewel Lake Rd., Suite 203 Anchorage, AK 99502 (907)274-7300/ 1(800)764-7300 info@majormarine.com www.majormarine.com

Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 746 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com Kenai River Fly Fishing 35554 Russian Gap Rd. PO Box 753 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-1400 info@krff.com www.krff.com

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COZY CABINS GROUP RETREAT HORSEBACK RIDING WALL TENT LODGING

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Horseback Riding/Sleigh Rides Alaska Horsemen Lodge 35090 Quartz Creek Rd. PO Box 857 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1806 info@alaskahorsemen.com www.alaskahorsemen.com

Museums/Cultural Cooper Landing Historical Society Museum 17946 Sterling Hwy., Mile 48.7 PO Box 542 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-1042 painter@arctic.net www.cooperlandingmuseum.com


Kenai River Float-n-Fish, LLC 18251 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 568 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3505 hooked@mightykenai.com www.mightykenai.com

SERVICES

Advertising/Marketing Alaska Marketing Consultants PO Box 866 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3055 info@akmarketingconsultants.com www.akmarketingconsultants.com

PO Box 1382 Girdwood, Alaska 99587 Phone/Fax 907-230-3055 | www.akmarketingconsultants.com Advertising/Media Placement | Direct Mail Campaigns | Graphic Design Public Relations | Promotional/Specialty Items | Web Design

Banking/Financial First National Bank Alaska 44501 Sterling Hwy. Soldotna, AK 99669 (907)260-6000 www.fnbalaska.com Wells Fargo 44552 Sterling Hwy Soldotna, AK 99669 (907)262-4435

St. John Neumann Catholic Church Snug Harbor Road, Mile 1 PO Box 737 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1300

Fly Shop/Tackle Sales/Licenses

Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 746 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com

Alaska Troutfitters 18230 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 570 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1212 info@aktroutfitters.com www.aktroutfitters.com

Kenai Fjords Tours 1304 4th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 (907)777-2803/1(888)478-8069 F (877)258-6877 info@kenaifjords.com www.kenaifjords.com/clcc

Kenai Cache Outfitters 14899 Sterling Hwy. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)268-4849 F(907) 595-1401 info@kenaicache.com www.kenaicache.com

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge 17245 Frontier Cir. PO Box 676 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1425 / 1(800)426-0500 aklodges@princesscruises.com www.princesslodges.com

Gasoline/Diesel/Propane

Kim’s Essential Oils & Gifts Mile 45 Sterling Hwy. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (815)751-7959 niceoils@yahoo.com www.mydoterra.com/niceoils

Sunrise Inn 21849 Sterling Hwy. Mile 45 PO Box 832 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1222 sunrise@arctic.net www.alaskasunriseinn.com

Gift Shops/Clothing Bean Creek Gallery 17658 Bean Creek Rd. PO Box 691 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3488 gydarie@yahoo.com

Caretaking/Property Mgmt.

Churches

Kenai Lake Baptist Church 18781 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 662 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-1112 www.kenailakebaptistchurch.org

Best Route Productions PO Box 872 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (303)570-2081 bestrouteproductions@gmail.com www.bestrouteproductions.com

Health Services Gov’t Certified Cooper Landing Emergency Services, Inc. 38748 Snug Harbor Rd. PO Box 510 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1800 F (907)595-1800 cles@arctic.net

Seramur Home Services, LLC 41651 Seward Hwy. Moose Pass, AK 99631 PO Box 648 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0019 seramurhomeservices@gmail.com

Cooper Landing Community Lutheran Church Snug Harbor Rd., Mile 1 PO Box 518 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1556

Graphic Design/ Website Design

Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907) 595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com

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Sailing Charters

Professional Testing 35555 S. Face Pl. PO Box 614 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)598-1633 (907)595-1633 williams@arctic.net

Housing/Apartment Rentals Cooper Landing Senior Citizen Corp, Inc. 19958 Campus Dr. PO Box 552 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3000 clscci@arctic.net www.cooperlandingseniors.com

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Laundromat Wildman TR Inc. 19194 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 724 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1456 / 1(866)595-1456 F (907)595-1888 wildman@wildmans.org www.wildmans.org

Library Services Cooper Landing Community Library 18511 Bean Creek Rd. PO Box 517 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1241 F (907)595-1241 cooperlandinglibrary@gmail.com www.cooperlandinglibrary.webs.com

Oil & Gas Conoco Phillips Alaska, Inc 700 G St. Anchorage, AK 99501 (907)276-1215 F (907)265-1502 www.conocophillipsalaska.com

Kenai Fjords Tours 1304 4th Ave. Seward, AK 99664 (907)777-2803/1(888)478-8069 F (877)258-6877 info@kenaifjords.com www.kenaifjords.com/clcc

Transportation - Taxi/Shuttles/ Stage Lines Wildman TR Inc. 19194 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 724 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1456 / 1(866)595-1456 F (907)595-1888 wildman@wildmans.org www.wildmans.org Cooper Landing Senior Citizen Corp. Inc. 19958 Campus Dr. PO Box 552 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-3000 clscci@arctic.net www.cooperlandingseniors.com

Real Estate Sales/Appraisals Natalia with Century 21 Realty Solutions Freedom Realty 170 N Birch St., Ste 102 Soldotna, AK 99669 (907)830-1069 natalia@century21.com www.viewkenaipeninsulaproperties.com

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Cooper Landing Community Club and Hall 18511 Bean Creek Rd. (Mile .8) PO Box 508 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-2169 Reservations (907)744-2277 cooperlandingrentals@live.com www.cooperlandinghall.com

Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau MP 48.7 Sterrling Hwy. PO Box 809 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 595-8888 info@cooperlandingchamber.com www.cooperlandingchamber.com Anchorage Chamber of Commerce 1016 W 6th Ave., Ste 303 Anchorage, AK 99501 (907)272-2401 F (907)272-4117 info@anchoragechamber.org www.anchoragechamber.org Bearfoot Travel Guides/ Northcountry Communications 2440 E Tudor Rd. #122 Anchorage, AK 99507 (907) 320-1145 Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce 12001 Business Blvd St 108 Eagle River, AK 99577 (907)694-4702 info@cer.org www.cer.org

Cooper Landing Community Hall

Retreats/Conferences/Weddings Alaska Heavenly Lodge 34950 Blakley Ct. Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0022 / 1(866)595-2012 info@alaskaheavenly.com www.alaskaheavenly.com

Travel Resources/Trip Planning/ Visitor Information

Includes: * * * * *

Commercial Kitchen Outdoor Pavillion Softball Field Tables and Chairs Kenai River Frontage

Great for: * * * * *

Weddings Birthday Parties Family Reunions Public Meetings Conferences

Gwin’s Lodge 14895 Sterling Hwy. (Mile 52) PO Box 769 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1266 F (907)-595-1264 reservation@gwinslodge.com www.gwinslodge.com

Mile 0.8 Bean Creek Road • Cooper Landing, Alaska www.cooperlandinghall.com For Reservations: 907-744-2277 38 www.cooperlandingchamber.com


Discover Kodiak 100 Marine Way, Ste 200 Kodiak, AK 99615 (907)486-4782/ 1(800)789-4782 visit@kodiak.org www.kodiak.org

Girdwood Chamber of Commerce PO Box 1313 Girdwood, AK 99587 (907)265-5827 girdwoodchamber@gmail.com www.girdwoodchamber.com Greater Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce PO Box 469 Glennallen, AK 99588 (907)822-5555 F (907)822-5558 chamber@cvinternet.net www.traveltoalaska.com Greater Palmer Chamber & Visitor Center 723 S Valley Way Palmer, AK 99645 (907)745-2880 info@palmerchamber.org www.palmerchamber.org Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce 415 E Railroad Ave. Wasilla, AK 99654 (907)376-1299 F (907)373-2560 contact@wasillachamber.org www.wasillachamber.org Greater Whittier Chamber of Commerce PO Box 607 Whittier, AK 99693 whittiercoc@gmail.com www.whittieralaskachamber.org Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center 201 Sterling Hwy. Homer, AK 99603 (907)235-7740 F (907) 235-8766 info@homeralaska.org www.homeralaska.org Hope Chamber of Commerce PO Box 9 Hope, AK 99605 www.hopealaska.info Kenai Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center 11471 Kenai Spur Hwy. Kenai, AK 99611 (907)283-1991 info@visitkenai.com www.visitkenai.com

Book your flight today at flyravn.com. Reservations: (800) 866-8394 Charters: (907) 450-7241 Group Travel: (907) 266-8470

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Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council 35571 Kenai Spur Hwy. RAVN_XXX_ad_3.625x4.75_112516.indd 1 Soldotna, AK 99669 (907)262-5229/ 1 (800)535-3624 F (907)262-5212 info@kenaipeninsula.org www.kenaipeninsula.org

Valdez Convention & Visitors Bureau 309 Fairbanks Dr 11/25/16 1:10 PM Valdez, AK 99686 (907)835-2984 F (907)835-4845 info@valdezalaska.org www.valdezalaska.org

Moose Pass Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau PO Box 147 Moose Pass, AK 99631 www.moosepassalaska.com

Visit Anchorage 524 W 4th Ave. Anchorage, AK 99501 (907)276-4118 / 1(800) 478-1255 F (907)278-5559 info@anchorage.net www.anchorage.net

Seward Chamber of Commerce 2001 Seward Hwy. PO Box 749 Seward, AK 99664 (907)224-8051 F (907)224-5353 visitseward@seward.com www.seward.com Soldotna Chamber of Commerce 44790 Sterling Hwy. Soldotna, AK 99669 (907)262-9814 F (907)262-3566 info@soldotnachamber.com www.soldotnachamber.com Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce PO Box 334 Talkeetna, AK 99676 1(808)333-7779 info@talkeetnachamber.org www.talkeetnachamber.org

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Explore Fairbanks 101 Dunkel St. #111 Fairbanks, AK 99701 (907)456-5771/ 1(877)551-1728 F (907)459-3757 info@explorefairbanks.com www.explorefairbanks.com

DAILY

PASSENGER, CHARTER & CARGO SERVICE

Youth Activities Camp K on Kenai Lake Mile 4 Snug Harbor Rd. Cooper Landing, AK99572 161 Klevin St. Suite 100 Anchorage, AK 99508 (907)279-3551 campfire@campfireak.org www.campfireak.org Kenai River Drifters Lodge 18404 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 740 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-5555 info@drifterslodge.com www.drifterslodge.com

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COMMUNITY

FOOD & DINING

Education, Research & Schools

Restaurants & Cafes

Cabins & Lodges

Moose Pass School K-8 PO Box 46 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3183 F(907)288-3670 www.moosepassschool.blogs.kpbsd. k12.ak.us/wpmu

Summit Lake Lodge 51826 Seward Highway (Mile 45.5) Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)244-2031 C (503)833-2823 summitlake@aol.com www.summitlakelodge.com

Alpenglow Cottage

Emergency Services

Trail Lake Lodge Mile 29.5 Seward Hwy. PO Box 5 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3101 moosepass@alaskan.com www.traillakelodge.com

Bear Cub Cabin 41160 Seward Hwy PO Box 7 Moose Pass, AK 99631 907-288-3667 tealhetrick@gmail.com www.airbnb.com property #13141762

Moose Pass Volunteer Fire Department PO Box 104 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3665 F 907-288-3666 moosepassfireems@yahoo.com www.moosepassfire.com

Government & Public Agencies Chugach National Forest Work Center 29847 Seward Hwy. Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3178 Moose Pass U.S. Post Office 31785 Post Office Dr. Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3623

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LODGING Bed & Breakfasts The Hutch Bed & Breakfast

Mile 48.5 Sterling Hwy. (18225) PO Box 649 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)595-1270 F (907)595 1829 hutch@arctic.net www.arctic.net/~hutch

36215 Seward Hwy PO Box 62 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3142 alpenglowcottage@arctic.net www.alpenglowcottage.com

Fern Hollow Cabins PO Box 176 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3678 jjodhner@arctic.net


Guided Sport Fishing

(907)288-3667

LUXURIOUS

ACCOMODATIONS

Inn at Tern Lake 41843 Seward Hwy. PO Box 7 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3667 rose@ternlakeinn.com www.innatternlake.com Jewel of the North 31087 Seward Hwy. Seward, AK 99664 (907)288-3166 / 1(877)317-REST thenorthernjewel@alaskan.com www.jewelofthenorth.net Paradise Cabin 41123 Seward Hwy PO Box 7 Moose Pass, AK 99631 907-330-9085 willowhetrick@gmail.com www.airbnb.com property #13751342 Renfro’s Lakeside Retreat 27177 Seward Hwy. Seward, AK 99664 (907)288-5059/ 1(877)288-5059 renfroslakesideretreat@gmail.com www.refroslakesideretreat.com Summit Lake Lodge 51826 Seward Highway (Mile 45.5) Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)244-2031 C (503)833-2823 summitlake@aol.com www.summitlakelodge.com Teddy’s Inn the Woods 29792 Seward Hwy. (Mile 23) Seward, AK 99664 (907)288-3126 teddys@seward.net www.seward.net/teddys Trail Lake Lodge 33654 Depot Rd. PO Box 5 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3101 moosepass@alaskan.com www.traillakelodge.com

Campgrounds/ RV Parks Moose Pass RV Park Mile 29 Seward Highway PO Box 1942 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)362-2929 mpfireems@yahoo.com

Chugach Backcountry Fishing 41455 Seward Hwy. PO Box 7 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)362-1224 chugachbackcountry@gmail.com www.chugachbackcountryfishing.com

Chugach Backcountry Fishing (907) 362-1224

Any River, Any Species, Any Time!

Gone Again Charters 30197 Upper Trails Ct. PO Box 143 Moose Pass, AK 99631 Seward Boat Harbor (907)288-3655/ (907)362-1590 cell goneagaincharters@seward.net www.goneagaincharters.com

Water Taxi Alaskan Coastal Safari (907)362-4101 akcoastalsafari@hotmail.com

SERVICES Caretaking/Property Mgmt Seramur Home Services, LLC 41651 Seward Hwy. Moose Pass, AK 99631 PO Box 648 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907)599-0019 seramurhomeservices@gmail.com

Churches Moose Pass Community Church PO Box 111 Moose Pass, AK 99631 www.moosepasscommunitychurch.blogspot.com Moose Pass United Methodist Church PO Box 141 33676 Depot Rd. Moose Pass, AK 99631 www.sewardumc.com

Crazy Moose Locally Made Art & Curiosities

Mile 36 Seward Highway • 907-717-7474

Gift Shops/Clothing

Crazy Moose 41658 Seward Hwy., Mile 35.9 Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)717-7474 czymoose1@yahoo.com Summit Lake Lodge 51826 Seward Highway (Mile 45.5) Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)244-2031 C (503)833-2823 summitlake@aol.com www.summitlakelodge.com

Groceries Estes Brothers Grocery Store Mile 29.5 Seward Hwy. Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3151

Library Services Moose Pass Library 33675 Depot Rd. Moose Pass, AK 99631 (907)288-3111 www.moosepasslibrary.webs.com

Travel Resources/ Trip Planning Visitor Information Moose Pass Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau PO Box 147 Moose Pass, AK 99631 www.moosepassalaska.com Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau MP 48.7 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 809 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 595-8888 info@cooperlandingchamber.com www.cooperlandingchamber.com Hope Chamber of Commerce PO Box 9 Hope, AK 99605 www.hopealaska.info Seward Chamber of Commerce 2001 Seward Hwy. PO Box 749 Seward, AK 99664 (907)224-8051 F (907)224-5353 visitseward@seward.com www.seward.com

www.moosepassalaska.com

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RECREATION


Hope Business Directory COMMUNITY Churches Hope Christian Church 3557 Mile 15.75 Hope Rd Hope, AK, 99605 (907)782-3471

Hope’s Hideaway Lodge 19796 Hope Hwy. PO Box 153 Hope, AK 99605 (907)764-1910 info@hopeshideaway.com www.hopeshideaway.com

RECREATION

Education, Research & Schools

Guided Sport Fishing

Hope Elementary/High School 64782 Nearhouse Ln. PO Box 47 Hope, AK, 99605 (907)782-3202 www.hopeschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/ wpmu

Angle 45 Adventures 27511 Hope Hwy., Mile 8.1 Hope, AK 99605 (907)782-3175 (c) 575-4545 Angle45@angle45.com www.Angle45.com

Emergency Services

Kayaking

Hope & Sunrise Emergency Medical Services Call 911, then call (907)782-3436 www.medical.hopealaska.net

Turnagain Kayak & Coffeehouse 19796 Hope Hwy. PO Box 153 Hope, AK 99605 (907)764-1910 info@turnagainkayak.com www.turnagainkayak.com

Hope Sunrise Volunteer Fire Department Call 911, then call (907) 782-3436 19925 Hope Hwy. Hope, AK 99605 (907)782-3436

Government & Public Agencies Hope U.S. Post Office 19059 Logman Ln. Hope, AK 99605 (907)782-3352

LODGING Cabins & Lodges Hope Business Directory 2017

Angle 45 Adventures 27511 Hope Hwy., Mile 8.1 Hope, AK 99605 (907)782-3175 (c) 575-4545 Angle45@angle45.com www.Angle45.com

SERVICES Gift Shops/Clothing Hope Community Library Gift Shop 2nd and A St. Hope, Ak 99605 (907) 782-3311

Library Services Hope Community Library (907)782-3121 info@hopecommunitylibrary.org www.hopecommunitylibrary.org

Museums/Cultural Hope & Sunrise Historical and Mining Museum 64851 Second St. Hope, AK 99605 (907)782-3740 hopehistoricalsociety@gmail.com www.hopeandsunrisehistoricalsociety.org

Travel Resources/Trip Planning/ Visitor Information Hope Chamber of Commerce PO Box 9 Hope, AK 99605 www.hopealaska.info Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Bureau Mile 48.7 Sterling Hwy. PO Box 809 Cooper Landing, AK 99572 (907) 595-8888 info@cooperlandingchamber.com www.cooperlandingchamber.com Moose Pass Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau PO Box 147 Moose Pass, AK 99631 www.moosepassalaska.com Upper Kenai 2017 Visitor Guide Cover Photo © Michael DeYoung Publisher Alaska Marketing Consultants, Inc. by approval of Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Moose Pass Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, andmembers of Hope Chamber of Commerce. Production/ Advertising Sales Yvette Galbraith, Alaska Marketing Consultants Graphic Design & Layout

Medical Clinics

Kristine Route, Best Route Productions

Hope Clinic 19782 Hope Hwy. Hope, AK 99605 (907)980-5840 www.girdwoodhealthclinic.org

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COFFEEHOUSE

ENHANCING THE ALASKAN ADVENTURE

907.764.1910 INFO@TURNAGAINKAYAK.COM

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AK Dispatch Commercial Printing The Upper Kenai Visitors Guide was made possible by the joint efforts of the members of the Cooper Landing Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau, Moose Pass Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau and members of Hope Chamber of Commerce. All advertisers in this publication are members of their local chamber. We encourage you to patronize these businesses before, during and after your visit to the Upper Kenai Peninsula.


Guided Fishing Riverfront Cabins Scenic River Rafting 1/2 and Full Day Fishing Trips

2 & 3 Hour Scenic Floats

Trophy Native Rainbow Trout King, Sockeye (Red) and Silver Salmon. All equipment provided: Simms, Patagonia,TFO, G. Loomis, Sage, Remington, etc. Fly Fishing Instruction Available. Beginners to Experts Welcome

5 Hour Canyon Floats Available. Floats leave 4 times daily. Good for Ages 2-92. Groups Welcome. All equipment provided. This truly is an awesome way to see Alaska. Call for Group Specials

907-595-5555 Drifters Lodge

18404 Sterling Hwy

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907-595-1456 www.wildmans.org Mile 47.5 Sterling Hwy Cooper Landing, Alaska

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Upper Kenai Visitors Guide 2017 - Alaska  

Featuring the communities of Cooper Landing, Moose Pass and Hope in South Central Alaska.

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