The Chugach, Wrangell, St. Elias and Alaskan ranges converge in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, which at 13.2 million acres is the nation’s largest national park. Formed by plate tectonics and shaped by glaciers, some of these mountains rise vertically with an elevation gain greater than that of the Himalayas. Cordova, and the surrounding Chugach Mountains are truly a natural treasure.
Orca Adventure Lodge
Our facility is the Orca Adventure Lodge, formerly known as the Orca Cannery which was established in 1887.
We are located 2.5 miles from the town of Cordova. No longer utilized for the fishing industry, remodeling has been directed towards making this a multi-seasonal adventure destination. Our lodging facility at Orca consists of a 37-room, two-story newly developed lodge on the water’s edge immediately adjacent to your helicopter’s landing pad.
Upon your return from a daily outing, a steaming wood sauna anticipates your arrival. However, if you still have some energy left from riding the Chugach powder, we have a gym with weights and cardio machines that are sure to give you a workout.
All of your meals are served in our restaurant located on the premise. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as ample snacks are provided for you. Enjoy a variety of seafood from some of the richest waters in the world. Alaska is famous for it’s halibut, and Copper River red salmon. Every night brings something new to your palate and we cater to all dietary needs. Of course, there are also heaping piles of cookies served daily just in case you have not had enough. Most guests leave calling PNH “Fat Camp”.
Points North offers wireless internet access. Bring your laptop and you are connected. We are now the ONLY heli-ski operation in all of Alaska offering its clients wireless access to the internet.
Nestled peacefully at the head of Orca Inlet in Prince William Sound, Cordova has a mystique all her own. She dazzles you with glacier-carved mountains, wildlife-rich wetlands, lush forests, and countless waterways. Then, she blends this natural grandeur with exciting activities such as skiing, hiking, wildlife photography, boating, sport fishing, flight seeing, and more.
A rich collection of the best Alaska has to offer.
Part of Cordova’s charm is her remoteness, yet she is not isolated. Scheduled daily jet service from Anchorage, Juneau, and Seattle makes it easy to visit, even on a tight timetable. For more leisurely travel, ferries operated by the Alaska Marine Highway carry passengers and vehicles between Cordova, Valdez, Whittier and Seward on a year round basis. And, while no highway connects to the rest of Alaska, more than 50 miles of well-maintained local roads guide you to amazing one-of-a-kind adventures.
Welcome to Cordova, Alaska! Thousands of visitors explore Alaska each year searching for scenic wonders. While no one is ever disappointed, the ones searching for the unique experience find more when they discover Alaska’s hidden treasure…Cordova!
Cordova is a small, coastal town surrounded by glacier-carved mountains, nestled at the head of Orca Inlet in Eastern Prince William Sound.
The area dazzles you with wildlife-rich wetlands, lush forests, and countless waterways. This blending of natural grandeur with exciting activities such as hiking, wildlife photography, boating, sport fishing, flight seeing and more makes Cordova an ultimate destination.
Cordova has a rich and varied history.
The descendants of the first inhabitants of the Cordova area, the Eyak and Chugach, keep their legacy alive through traditional arts and crafts. The ingenuity of the Copper ore era of the early 1900′s , which brought in the railroad, can still be felt as you drive across the Million Dollar Bridge past the Child’s Glacier. Dating back to the 1800′s, commercial fishing has been the mainstay of the Cordova economy. Today, visitors can watch as modern day fishers gear up for their seasonal salmon fishery.
Cordova is truly a natural treasure with a rich collection of all the best Alaska has to offer. Come visit us. You will go away with many lifelong memories. Don’t forget that there is plenty of adventure and exploration to be found in Cordova during the summer months also. With incredible access to some of the most pristine wilderness found in Alaska…Cordova is an incredible summer destination.