Kenai Riverdog | Cooper Landing Alaska

Kenai Riverdog is a small company based out of Cooper Landing, Alaska. We specialize in personalized rafting trips with smaller group sizes. Our goal is to make it feel like you are floating down the river with family, while keeping you and your loved ones as safe and comfortable as possible.

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We offer trips for group sizes from 2-6 and will be trying to seat parties on the raft as safely as possible. 

On the shuttle ride back, a disposable mask can be provided if you would like one. My shuttle driver and I are vaccinated but we are happy to wear a mask in the van if requested. If multiple groups are on a trip and one of the groups would like masks on the van ride back, we ask that out of courtesy everyone else wears a mask as well.

The main trip that we are offering is the Kenai Wildlife Refuge float, which is 12 miles long, but if you have younger children who may not be able to handle an extended time on the river, please ask about our 7 mile float. 


$80 per adult
$70 per child under 12
$70 per senior 65+
**3% borough sales tax is added to every trip**

Minimum group size of 2 maximum group size of 6.

We aren’t able to disinfect all of the rain gear daily, so please bring rain boots and durable rain gear (raincoat and pants) and layers layers layers! We can’t stress this enough. Even if the weather looks nice, it can change before your trip is over. Sitting in the rain and wind on a raft can be miserable if you are not prepared for the weather. If you need rain gear please let us know in advance what sizes of pants, jackets, and boots, and we will make sure to bring some along.

If you are feeling sick at all, please DO NOT COME. If you appear sick, you will not be permitted to go on the trip. We do our best to be a fun company, but as said before, safety comes first. As long as you are following the protocols set in place, we will have a good day on the water.

Thank you for your understanding.

– Kayce

We offer a unique experience.

We want you to see rafting on the river as we see it...

as an intrinsically rewarding way to spend your time while you are visiting.

The section of river that we raft contains no more than Class 1 rapids. All you just have to do is sit back and take in the scenery while the guide rows. For safety purposes, if you or someone in your party has health issues, please check with us ahead of time so we can talk about if the trip is right for you. Our customers have ranged in age from 3-95.

If your child requires a car seat for the shuttle back, please be sure to bring it when you show up to meet us.

We have a 16' cataraft and we will only be accommodating groups of 2-6.

If you have a larger group, feel free to reach out, and we will refer you to another business or activity that can accommodate your group size.

Sometimes we can accommodate groups of 7 if it is all the same party, but please contact riverdogalaska@gmail.com to ask

The weather changes constantly! One day it can be sunny and warm, the next day it can be cold and windy.

We go in most weather conditions (YES, this means rain), unless it poses a risk to the safety of guides and customers.

A Note From Kayce & Porter

Hi friends, guests, and Riverdog family. Porter retired from the River in the fall of 2018. At close to 15 years old, his eyesight, hearing and overall health is slowly declining. To top things off, he also just had a (very expensive) surgery to remove a parathyroid tumor. It was in his best interest to step down so he can live out his days doing slow walks and sleeping.

Along with this change, I (Kayce) am now a mother of a beautifully exhausting toddler named Eva. Although I am vaccinated, as the sole provider of care to my daughter, I will be taking safety precautions to protect myself, my daughter and my customers. If you have issues with the safety precautions, please choose another company, or do not go. The safety of my small family comes first, and there will be no exceptions to this.

Where to Meet

Cooper Landing Boat Launch
18787 Sterling Hwy
Cooper Landing, AK 99572

Directions: When coming from Anchorage, as you get into Cooper Landing, you will cross a large bridge. As soon as you cross the bridge, take the first right on to King Salmon Drive. Take the next right into the state park parking lot, and look for a silver econoline van with a trailer on it. I should be at the van waiting with life vests and any additional rain gear or boots that you requested.

If coming from Soldotna or Homer, it’s the first left onto King Salmon Drive after Mile Marker 48. After turning left, take a right into the state park parking lot.

There is a $5 fee for parking in the State Park lot. You will have to put your plate number and a five dollar bill in an envelope provided by the state when you arrive.

Cancellation Policy


If your party cancels:

60 days or more before the trip, we give a full refund (except for booking program fees which are out of our control)

30 days to 59 days before the trip, you will receive a 75% refund.

15 days to 29 days before the trip, you will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellation 14 days or less, there will be no refund.

*Please take note that it is very rare for us to cancel trips due to weather. Alaska’s weather is always unpredictable, so try to dress for it. We will not refund trips due to rain. It is Alaska after all!

What to Wear


Dress in layers! Bring a raincoat and pants (or send us a message with the sizes you need)!

 It may seem sunny and perfect when you arrive, but the river tends to be breezy. Even if there isn’t a cloud in sight, a lot can change in 2-3 hours. We will have a dry bag that you can stuff extra clothes in, or you’re welcome to bring your own pack. It’s better to be prepared than cold and wet! We highly recommend waterproof boots as well, and can bring some if you don’t have any. Whoever sits towards the front of the raft is more likely to get wet feet even on a dry day, due to some splashes from the few small rapids we go through.