Things to Do Along the Eyak River in Cordova, Alaska


Check Availability and Make ReservationsThe long, winding Eyak River in Cordova, Alaska is full of adventure just waiting to happen! Some of the river's most popular activities are boating, river rafting, and the large variety of fish make it ideal for fly fishing. If you don't want to get wet, there are plenty of activities to enjoy on the river's banks as well. The Eyak River Trail that runs along the river's west bank is a great place to explore the scenery, and the area has plenty of opportunities for bicycling, hiking, glacier viewing, picnicking, and other wonderful relaxing and exciting activities for the whole family. In the winter there's skiing, snowboarding, and extreme skiing.

Plan a visit to some of the things you can only see in Cordova, such as the Million Dollar Bridge, Child's Glacier, or the local Cordova Museum. Cordova is also home to several unique festivals that attracts visitors from all over the world. The beautiful nature found in Cordova makes it a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors! Come enjoy the recreation to be found in this amazing Alaskan city!
Festivals near at Bears Den Cabins in Cordova, Alaska
FESTIVALS


Shorebird Festival


http://www.copperriverdeltashorebirdfestival.com/ Email
Millions of bird migrate during the spring and stop along the Copper River Delta; the Shorebird Festival is held in May every year to coincide with this migration


Iceworm Festival


http://cordovachamber.com/events/cordova-iceworm-festival  
Held in the first full weekend in February, this week-long festival features the Survival Suit Race, a parade, sports tournaments, food, fireworks and other activities


Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival


http://cordovachamber.com/events/copper-river-wild-salmon-festival  
A festival held annually in July which centers around live music, but also includes races, a salmon cook-off, and arts and crafts


Girdwood Fungus Fair

http://www.fungusfair.com/ (907) 754-2348
This fair takes place each year in late August, and includes workshops, guided mushroom walks, and a formal with five gourmet courses featuring mushrooms of course!
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River fishing near at Bears Den Cabins in Cordova, Alaska
RIVER FISHING

Sharing the same watershed as the world-famous Copper River (known in gourmet seafood circles for its uniquely rich King, Sockeye and Coho salmon), the Eyak river drainage mixes with the ocean in the intertidal zone where the salmon pick up on the scent leading them on the final leg of their journey. Commercial fishing vessels often use the Eyak to access the Copper River fishing grounds.

During this time of annual migration, sport fishing opportunities abound. We offer top notch boat rentals, a convenient place to clean and package your catch (or if you get swamped, arrangements can be made for custom processing), and your own freezer to store your catch until your departure. If you can't wait to taste those fish, we also offer an area for cookouts and campfires.
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deep sea fishing near at Bears Den Cabins in Cordova, Alaska
DEEP SEA FISHING

Not only does Cordova offer incredible river fishing, but it also has great deep sea fishing!

Nothing like the tension on your line with a 40, 50, or even 80 pound Halibut hooked to the other end!! It's between man and fish, will it be the one that got away, or the one on the grill?! Nothing like cooking Halibut on the grill!

If Halibut isn't your game, you will also find Ling Cod and Rock Cod out in the open sea ready to bite!


Orca Bay Charters

http://www.orcabaycharters.com/ (907) 424-5777
Owner: Ron Horton
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hunting near at Bears Den Cabins in Cordova, Alaska
HUNTING

If you are a rugged hunter at heart, then Bears Den Lodge is for you! We have it all nearby, from big game hunt of moose, black tail deer, black and brown bear to smaller game such as duck hunting and other water fowl. Duck hunting is world class down at the Eyak River and by Whiteshed Point. For more information visit The Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Enjoy Alaska at its finest; no where in the world will you find such high concentrated hunting than Alaska!

Hunting Seasons
Moose September-October Duck September-November
Spring Bear April-May Dear Starts August 1



Lonesome Dove Outifitters http://www.idohuntak.com/ (888) 388-3683
Registered hunting guides led by Dennis M. Zadra
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Outdoor Activities near at Bears Den Cabins in Cordova, Alaska
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES


Hiking the Chugach Forest http://www.fs.usda.gov/chugach/  
You will not find better hiking than in the mountains nestled in Cordova, Alaska where there are over 40 miles of well maintained hiking trails to choose from.


Mt. Eyak Ski Area
http://mteyak.org/ (907) 424-7766
One of only two remaining single chairlifts in North America is in use here, and it offers 30 different trails


Points North Heli-Adventures Inc http://www.alaskaheliski.com/ (877) 787-6784
Ski or snowboard the backcountry without the hiking--take a helicopter to the top of the mountain


Child's Glacier http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/chugach/recarea/?recid=6654  
This glacier is famous for its calfing, which can happen frequently in the summer, sometimes creating waves in the river so large that it will send salmon into the forest on the opposite shore.
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Other Attractions near at Bears Den Cabins in Cordova, Alaska
OTHER ATTRACTIONS


Cordova Historical Musuem

http://cordovamuseum.org/ (907) 424-6665
Come learn about the history of this quintessential Alaskan town


Million Dollar Bridge


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_Glacier_Bridge  
The Million Dollar Bridge was originally built in the early 1900s; the bridge now goes to nowhere, the highway behind it having eroded after the coppermine it led to having closed.
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Restaurants near at Bears Den Cabins in Cordova, Alaska
RESTAURANTS


Ambrosia Restaurant 410 First St, Cordova, AK 99574 (907) 424-7175


Baja Taco

137 Harbor Loop Rd, Cordova, AK 99574 (907) 424-5599
http://www.bajatacoak.com/


OK Restaurant

616 1st St, Cordova, AK 99574 (907) 424-3433


Powder House

Copper River Hwy, Cordova, AK 99574 (907) 424-3529
https://www.facebook.com/igotblasted


Shay’s Shack O’Beans

Harbor Loop Rd, Cordova, AK 99574 (907) 424-5282
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shays-Shack-O-Beans/172115469506892


The Barn Restaurant

137 Harbor Loop Rd, Cordova, AK 99574 (907) 424-5599
 


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