The Kenai Peninsula has the most fantastic salmon fishing in all of Alaska. The peninsula is also a great starting point for a scenic drive to Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
Located on the Kenai River, Cooper Landing was first settled by the Kenaitze Indians, who set up fish camps along the river. More recently, Cooper Landing was the site of the first gold discovery in Alaska in 1848, the year before the California Gold Rush. Early Russians discovered the gold but proved more interested in the fur trade.