Cordova is a commercial fishing community and home to the world famous Copper River Wild Salmon. The District is nestled between the Cooper River Delta and the southeastern end of Prince William Sound and covers approximately 2.3 million acres. Beauty and adventure surrounds this magnificent place.
The Eastern Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach National Forest is best known for its spectacular recreational opportunities. Its forested lands, mountains, and rivers are just minutes south of Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. The peninsula is a haven for visitors and residents alike. A hiker’s paradise, it boasts hundreds of miles of maintained trails. For the fisherman, numerous opportunities exist to reel in “the big one.” So head south to experience one of the forest’s most accessible treasures.
The Sound is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Until you've been there you have no idea what southcentral Alaska is all about. Rainy day or sunny day, any day in Prince William Sound is a once in a lifetime day.
Bald eagles, brown bears, silver salmon, killer whales - they are all here in abundance. Come and see, take the time.
Forest Service Districts
The Glacier Ranger District (GRD) of the Chugach National Forest encompasses most of western Prince William Sound, while the Cordova Ranger District (CRD) administers the eastern part.
Portage Valley is a 14 mile isthmus that connects the Kenai Peninsula to mainland Alaska. Portage Glacier once extended the entire length of the valley. The glacial remnants that can be seen today are Explorer, Middle, Byron, Burns, and Shakespeare glaciers. While still massive in size, these glaciers stand as reminders of the immense ice sheets that once covered this landscape.