I didn't do the whole trail itself, but this is very popular among hikers as well as bears:) There is also lots of fireweed growing around. Moderate hike. Lovely waterfalls along the walk in the deep gorge. Watch for beaver dams and swans.How to Get There:Power Creek Trailhead is 6.9 miles from Cordova on Power Creek Road (north of Eyak Lake)....more
This was another very beautiful trail, where you ca expect to see some wild animals. I saw the bear for the first time in my life, it was quite amazing. We did this mostly by running and walking, stopped for some amazing views to Orca Inlet. There was also glacier on the top of the trail, so it was amusing to toll in the snow after hike up. We...more
This is very nice hike up to the mountains of Cordova. The real pearl of this hike is Crater lake itself, nesteld up there. When you are all sweaty after the hike, you can enjoy cristal clear but dhilly water and take a skinny dip. This trail was so good that I ran it twice during my stay in Cordova. The hike up to the mountains is 2.4 miles long...more
407 Railroad Ave., P.O Box 150, Cordova, Alaska, 99574, United States
Good for: Families
Baja Taco, local seafood with Mexican style. Yummy. Not excatly like Wahoo's but very good anyways. The portions are a bit small though but the interior is great! Located close to harbor, has definitely the feeling of the ocean and seafood close. Good food, great service and tasty milk-shakes:) Fish tacos for shure...more
Killer Whale Cafe is a fantastic bookstore with a cafe, which serves all kinds of food, even for those who are on Low-Carb diet...:) Great place to enjoy your morning latte with a bagel and maybe buy some books and post cards.The service wasn't very friendly, plus they don't take credit cards... Remember to add taxes to the prices. Killer Whale...more
There aren't plenty shops in Cordova and the cost of good is higher than in rest AK. Food, for example, is very very expensive:( Probably the only negative thing about Corodova that is. AC Value Center provides the daily food supply as well as liquor. Located close to the small harbor.more
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This Oil Spill was disturbing to the economy of many fishing towns around Prince William Sound, among others to Cordova. This sad accident happened esxcatly 25 years after the Good Friday Earthquake in Alaska. This time the disaster was almost as big, especially for the animals. In Cordova the marks of the oil spill still exists, you can find oil...more
Be wary of guides offering to take you salmon fishing on the Eyak River for you will likely be taken to the public boat ramp just under the Eyak Lake dam, where you will be placed in an aluminum jon boat and driven 50 yards (no kidding) up to the dam where you will fish next to the park trail and within sight of the boat ramp. You will be charged steeply for this activity. Do what we did the rest of the week which was to consistently catch our limit by wading from the park trail and later by borrowing a friendly river resident's boat that he gladly offered after meeting us one day fishing by the river.
Be sure to pack overnight clothes in your carry on because there is a small chance that you miss the flight from Anchorage to Cordova, but your luggage makes it, or vice versa. The Cordova airport is wonderful about connecting you with your luggage if you get seperated. Bring your rain gear! There is usually a light rain several times a week, and...more
I had a chance to see this massive skeleton of Eyak, which is one of the three preserved Killer Whale skeletons in the world. Prince William Sound Science Center in Corodova does amazingly precious to work to clean the bones& build up the skeleton. Here is the story of Eyak:On July 11, 2000, an orca whale beached and subsequently died in Hartney...more
Although we didn't have time to go fishing, as we were driving to Child's Glacier we stopped here to talk to several people who were fishing in this hole for Silver Salmon.
May to July the Copper River King salmon run, they weigh anywhere from 25 to 80 pounds.
From late spring through late summer the Red Salmon, or Sockeye, run and weigh from 6 to 15 pounds.
The Silver, weighing between 10 and 20 pounds run from August through November.
Very nice and cozy library along the main street. They do also send some little crafts there. Good stop for the bath room. Library HoursSunday ClosedMonday ClosedTuesday 10am to 8pmWednesday 10am to 8pmThursday 10am to 8pmFriday 10am to 8pmSaturday 1pm to 5pm P.O. Box 1170, 622 First Street, Cordova, Alaska 99574more
I'm not sure how this science center works, are they like able to host visitors anytime, or do you need to book time in advance. They do arrange all kinds of environmental education for the kids and educate younger people. This is very interesting place and I highly recommend visiting there. It has a broad history of Exxon Valdez for example and...more
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill really affected to the fishing industry of Prince William Sound. Cordova was one of the cities that suffered most. It hasn't recovered yet, but it will heal. It may take centuries though and some of the species won't probably never be like they were before Exxon Valdez. But the fishing is coming back. It is not anymore the...more