Bird watching can be achieved from Alaganik Slough Trail © Wayde Carroll Photography Temporary or permanent inhabitants include swan, geese, ducks, shorebirds, and bald eagles © Wayde Carroll Photography A demonstration at the Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival in Cordova © Copper River Wild! Salmon Festival A Seiner brings in fish commercially near Cordova © Joshua Roper Photography Recreation sites such as Saddlebag Glacier offers plenty for exploration © Wayde Carroll Photography Million Dollar Bridge is the only way to access the road system and is permanently closed © Wayde Carroll Photography

Cordova is located at the southeastern end of Prince William Sound in the Gulf of Alaska. The community is built on Orca Inlet at the base of Eyak Mountain. Nestled in the heart of a spectacular wilderness, the community looks to the ocean and forest for its livelihood. Watch commercial fishermen haul in their catch, try your hand at sport fishing, take a walk to Sheridan Glacier or ride the chair lift to the top of Eyak Mountain. Visit for more information.

Make sure to visit the Ilanka Cultural Center with a fully articulated whale skeleton on display in the two-story entry atrium, as well as exhibits, classes and museum quality art are for sale. Shaped by its dramatic natural setting, rich cultural heritage and colorful residents. With fourteen hiking trails covering a total of 35 miles, all accessible from the Copper River Scenic Highway, there is something for every age and ability.

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Cordova Port & Terminal Information (CDV)

201 Orca Inlet Road
Cordova, AK 99574
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1 mile from town
Contact: (907) 424-7333

  • Bathroom facilities
  • Plenty of parking - no overnight
  • Bench seating with 4 individual seats
  • 2 Ticket counters
  • Tourism Information/brochures
  • Pet convenience area

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