Cook Inlet

Captain James Cook, British explorer and cartographer, “discovered” Cook Inlet on his third voyage as captain aboard the Resolution in 1776-1779 in an attempt to find the famed Northwest Passage. Upon entering Cook Inlet with some of the most extreme tides in the world Cook was greeted on one side with an imposing active volcanic range and on the other side of the inlet endless trees.

Cook Inlet is managed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game under two management areas, Northern Cook Inlet Management Area and the Lower Cook Inlet Management Area.