Cordova is a hidden gem in the midst of lofty peaks located on eastern Prince William Sound. The Copper River Delta, temporary home to millions of migratory waterfowl, and the Copper River's prized King salmon, have put the City of Cordova on the map. Commercial fishing has been the mainstay for the city over the past several decades. But with the advent of cruise ship traffic this year, it is evident that tourism is on the rise. And what a treat is in store for visitors! Cordova is a landlocked community, unspoiled by the heavy hand of man. Travel into Cordova is by boat or plane.
The Copper River Highway takes you through the largest continuous wetland area on the Pacific coast of North America. At the road's end is Alaska's most spectacular calving glacier and the historical Million Dollar Bridge. Many sideroads are worthy of exploring; wildlife abounds and the backdrop views of the Chugach Range will keep any photographer happy. And 35 miles of U.S. Forest Service trails take visitors into back country that is truly breathtaking.
Wild river rafting tours, bus tours, kayaking and canoeing, charter boats for deep sea fishing or sightseeing, and flightseeing excursions are only a few of the activities provided by local operators.