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Attention Families: Introducing "Deltapalooza" Scavenger Hunt

Fun for kids of all ages. Try Cordova's Delta-Palooza scavenger hunt, a fun way to get familiar with our community.

Ranger Rick, Cordova's friendly Forest Ranger, needs your help in tracking down some critters who have left the forest. They've been seen at various locations around town, just waiting for your help to get home.

Download the clue sheet, fill in the blanks with the name and description of our animal friends, and bring the completed clue sheet to City Hall or the Cordova Visitors Office and receive a genuine certificate of commendation for a job well done!

 

Cordova's Parks

In addition to Hollis Henrichs Park, the Gazebo and Boardwalk at Odiak Pond, Nettie Hansen Park, and the Fisherman's Memorial, pictured above, other community parks include:

  • Nirvana Park
  • Childrens Memorial Park / Tot Lot / Pump Track
  • High School Ballfield
  • Orca Inlet Ball field / Multipurpose Field
  • Fisherman's Park/Breakwater Trail
  • Odiak Camper Park
  • Shelter Cove RV Park
  • Shelter Cove Fish Cleaning Station

Skater's Cabin & Public Campgrounds

 

Skater's Cabin

Skater's Cabin is a City operated, log cabin rental located on the Eyak Lake shoreline. Cabin includes electricity, wood stove, table and long bench. Sleeping comforts supplied by guests. Outside the cabin is a beach area with picnic table, fire pit and BBQ. There is an outhouse located off to the side of the cabin for your convenience. Usage: year round Rates 3 day max rental: One day stay = $25, Two day stay = $60, Three day stay = $110. There is a  $35 cleaning deposit (clean up by user required; cleaning deposit is refundable). Payment can be accepted in cash or with a check written to The City of Cordova. The rental fee and the deposit fee will be need to be separate payments as your deposit is generally refunded when the key is turned back into the office.

Odiak Camper Park is a summer RV camping area. Used mostly by seasonal commercial fishermen and their families. Parking space includes electric hook up. Restrooms, showers, water supply and play area are located at the facility. Open registration for available spaces in the 2018 season will begin February 12th and end March 12th. Usage: May 1 - September 30, Long Term (over 1 month) spaces available.

Shelter Cove RV / Tent Camping area is located near the Ferry Terminal. Area includes 3 private RV/tent campsites and 13 RV parking slots. No electrical hook ups. There is a restroom available and a convenient fish cleaning station. Rates Private Tent / RV campsite: $20/day, Econo RV Parking: $11/day. 3 day maximum for tent camping and 7 day maximum for RV parking, no long term parking.

Mt. Eyak Ski Hill

Mt. Eyak Ski Area operates from December through April on weekends, holidays and powder days.

“Ski Hill” as it is locally called, operates one of two remaining single chairlifts in North America. With a vertical rise of 960 feet, this lift serves three main runs with countless shots through trees and glades encompassing an area of over 100+ acres. The lift also provides access to backcountry on the upper slopes of Mt. Eyak. A rope tow serves a beginner slope with a length of 300’ and a vertical rise of 50’. Amenities include a full service rental shop and food service.

The historic single chairlift was first installed in 1936 at Sun Valley Idaho. In 1974 the lift was purchased and moved to Cordova. It was reinstalled above town on the southern slopes of Mt. Eyak through the efforts of the local ski club, City of Cordova, United States Coast Guard, United States Forest Service, Army Air Guard, Sea-Land, Alaska Department of Fish and Game and many local volunteers.

Truly a community resource, Ski Hill is operated and maintained by Sheridan Alpine Association, a local non-profit group of volunteers and a small seasonal staff.

For non-skiers, a hiking trail starts at the base area and sees thousands of visits annually by locals and visitors alike.

 

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