Corodva downtown and Mt Eyak
Corodva downtown and Mt Eyak
Inside of Eyak
Diving in Crater Lake
Playing in the snow
Power Creek Trail
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...
Heney Ridge Trail
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...
Baja Taco: fish tacos, yummy!
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...
Killer Whale Cafe': Good but pricey breakfast
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...
Alaska Marine Ferry
The Alaska Marine Ferry stops in Cordovafrom Valdez (approximately 5 hours), Whittier (7 hours), and Seward (12 hours). Very useful if you want to take your car and go to Copper River Delta. the prices varies from very cheap no facilities trip 20 $ up tp 70 $.
Small-ship cruise line
There are no big-ship stops in Cordova, this is the only small boat going and coming to Cordova. Cruise West comes once a week on Wednesdays on 10 am and leaves 6.30pm. Only on the summer time.
There are three airlines flying to Cordova.; Alaska Airlines, Era Aviation as well as private Jim Air. Both Era And AA has two daily flights during the summer.
Laura's Liquor Shoppe: Kaladi Coffee and other liquids
Laura's Liquor Shoppe serves Kaladi Coffee as well as other groceries and liquor. Unfortunately it is not open all the time, I never ended up there when it was open...But you will get tasty Kaladi coffee there and it is located on the main street.
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...
Many people come to Cordova in the summer to either work in one of the local canneries or fish. The town almost doubles in size during these months.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill
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...
Be wary of guides offering to...
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.
Written Oct 4, 2002
A raincoat is highly recommended!
A good camera with lots of film, a tripod and telephoto lens and a waterproof bag to carry all your gear in.
Cordova receives 92.08 inches of precipitation and 118.89 inches of snow each year according to the FAA's 30 year study (link...
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...
Killer Whale Eyak
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...
Large glacier outside of Cordova
Childs' Glacier is just down the road from the Million Dollar Bridge. On your trip here you will pass at least 5 glaciers. It is about 60 miles from Cordova. Be sure to get a map pointing out all the glaciers.
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.
Updated Dec 10, 2002
Address: Approximately Mile 18
Cordova Public Library
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
Prince William Sound Science Center
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...
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...
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