"Gwin's roadside establishment is the epicenter of much of the activity on the peninsula and a one-stop shop for visitors and locals alike, providing food, lodging, and fishing tackle ... The travel agency can book fishing, hiking, rafting, and other adventure travel anywhere on the peninsula. The lodge is the fishing headquarters of prospective anglers during the annual salmon runs on the nearby Russian and Kenai rivers."
"Gwin's Lodge - Historic landmark, traditionally crafted log roadhouse and guest cabins, full of local history and a good source for what to do in Cooper Landing."
"Gwin’s Lodge, in Cooper Landing (roughly in the middle of the Kenai), is a good base for exploring the peninsula. The kids will love the loft beds; Mom and Dad can hike up to Russian River Falls to watch leaping salmon and maybe spot a moose."
"The Kenai Peninsula is Alaska's Playground"
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"The peninsula serves as the Alaska sampler because it has the wildlife; the dramatic glaciers, mountains and wilderness; multipurpose rivers; a fjord-lined coast — plus churches, mining towns and other attractions associated with Alaska’s settlement story."
"Rich in gold mining, early settlers and Alaska Native history, Cooper Landing has long been a destination for serious anglers wanting easy access to the Russian and Kenai rivers and Skilak and Kenai lakes for trophy salmon, trout and a host of other species...Whatever your passion, be it fishing, hiking, rafting/kayaking, sightseeing, exploring Alaska culture or hanging out with the local folks, you'll find it all in Cooper Landing."
Kenai Peninsula Parks and Recreation
Alaska is the biggest state of the United States, and there are many options for outdoor lovers. The Kenai Peninsula, home of Kenai Fjords National Park, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Chugach national Forest, and Kachemak Bay State Park, is a good place to start and end your vacation.
Gwin's Lodge is situated in the center of Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach National Forest in the town of Cooper Landing.
The Kenai Fjords National Park features the Harding Icefield that spawned nearly 40 glaciers. The Exit Glacier may be visited on foot, while the other glaciers are best seen from cruises that depart from Seward. Many marine life including whales, sea lions, puffins, and bald eagles can be seen from the cruise ships.
Chugach National Forest and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge provide an endless variety of outdoor recreation activities such as hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, drift rafting, whitewater rafting, wildlife viewing, panning for gold, clamming, saltwater fishing, etc. In addition, these parks are teeming with wildlife, to the delight of photographers.
Of course,the Kenai Peninsula is best-known for its world class salmon fisheries, the Kenai and the Russian Rivers. These two rivers meet in the town of Cooper Landing, the home of Gwin's Lodge. Every year, hundreds of thousands of various types of salmon come up the Kenai and Russian Rivers to spawn. And fishers and bears eagerly await their arrival.
There is also an extensive recreational trail system near Gwin's Lodge for hiking and mountain biking.
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