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ATTENTION: :

**Important Notice To Campers Using Tents or Soft-Sided Trailers in the Cooper Creek Campgrounds**

Bears have damaged tents and soft-sided trailers in past years within these Campgrounds. For your safety and the safety of others, please store all attractants - food, garbage, hygiene items, anything with a smell - within a hard-sided vehicle or in the storage locker provided on site. Be aware and advised that bear incidents within either Campground may trigger immediate prohibitions on tent and soft-sided vehicle camping through an Emergency Order signed by the Forest Supervisor and campers using these types of shelters will be required to vacate the Campground.


COOPER CREEK SOUTH, AK

part ofChugach National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Located along Cooper Creek and the Kenai River, Cooper Creek South Campground presents a beautiful wooded area with sweeping mountain views.

Impressive wild inhabitants include moose, brown and black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles, lynx and wolves.

Natural Features:

At an elevation of 400 feet, Cooper Creek South sits among spruce and cottonwood forest trees. Kenai River marks the headwaters of Kenai Lake, which spans an estimated 14,000 acres on the Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach Mountain.

Chugach National Forest covers 5 million acres and is comprised of arid tundra wilderness, jagged mountains, deep fjords, glacier-fed rivers and the Prince William Sound.

Recreation:

Red salmon fishing is a popular activity, and both boat and bank fishing offer excellent catches.

The Kenai River also boasts class I and II rapids for kayaking.

The nearby Resurrection Pass Trail takes hikers and bikers on a 39-mile scenic adventure that climbs from 500 to 2,600 feet.

Facilities:

Cooper Creek South offers about 20 reservable campsites. Amenities include drinking water, vault toilets, picnic tables, campfire rings and dumpsters. Parking aprons are gravel and parking is limited. A dump station is available for a fee at nearby Quartz Creek Campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Bears have damaged tents and soft-sided trailers in past years within these campgrounds. For your safety and the safety of others, please store all attractants - food, garbage, hygiene items, anything with a smell - within a hard-sided vehicle or in the storage locker provided on site. Be aware and advised that bear incidents within either campground may trigger immediate prohibitions on tent and soft-sided vehicle camping through an Emergency Order signed by the Forest Supervisor and campers using these types of shelters will be required to vacate the campground.
  • Click here for more information on Chugach National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by purchasing firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
60.48472, -149.88583
60°29'5"N, 149°53'9"W

From Anchorage, go south on Seward Highway to Sterling Highway. Turn towards Soldotna at the 'Y' junction. Cooper Creek Campground is at Milepost 50.7 of the Sterling Highway, on the opposite side of the river.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

COOPER CREEK SOUTH
800EAST DIMOND BLVD SUITE3-405
ANCHORAGE  AK  99515

Phone Number:

Project Office: (907)522-8368
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