"MORE THAN JUST A WIDE SPOT IN THE ROAD..."
As the Sterling Highway widens headed west from Cooper Landing, you'll pass through what looks like a relatively small highway town. It doesn't seem like there could be upwards of 5,000 residents inhabiting this area; however, the town of Sterling encompasses nearly 77 square miles and most residents live well off the highway.
Sterling is located 138 miles southwest of Anchorage, 12 miles east of Soldotna and approximately 34 miles from Cooper Landing Fishing Guide, LLC's home base in Cooper Landing.
Sterling, Alaska is home to the famed "Middle Kenai River" with several access points conveniently located along the Sterling Highway. Most notably, the confluence of the Moose River and Kenai River at the Isaak Walton Recreation Site. Bing's Landing is also a well-known campground and boat launch for those wishing to access the Kenai River.