It's an authentic town not built for tourists and that is precisely why you should come for a visit. You will not find all the typical tourist trappings here. What you will find is a town immersed in the culture of the outdoors with a captivating history and some of the friendliest people around. Commercial fishing is the life blood of Cordova with nearly every family benefiting from employment directly in the fishing industry or a business that supports it. The world famous Copper River Salmon are caught here by intrepid men and women who brave the cold waters of the Copper River, Gulf of Alaska & PWS. Come hike some of the best maintained USFS trails in the state and experience one of their many home-grown festivals. Glacier, rain forest, wetland & ocean adventures await you in Cordova!