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My property is in Cooper Landing nestled in the Kenai Mountains and next to the beautiful Kenai Lake. We are approx 2/1/4 mile from where the Kenai Lake dumps into the start of Kenai River. We teach prospecting and gold panning skills and you learn...more
Mile 48 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99669
We loved how the gold panning was here, much easier way of finding gold. Our son found 7 and our daughter found 38 pieces WOW!!! We got a bucket and the kids split it so our poor son scooped the gold into his sisters lol....More
We looked for a place to take the kids gold panning, and are so glad we tried it here, on our way to Soldotna. Miss Ginny was sooooo helpful in explaining how to pan for gold. There were 8 of us (6 adults, 2 kids),...More
We did not do the gold n paddle.We paid for the Prospecting in Alaska-which is the shovel up a bucket of pay dirt on their property off the side of the road and pan for gold. Their gift shop is nice. The 2 staff we...More
We came here with our 7 and 8 year olds. The gold panning kept them both very interested and they had a blast anticipating their big haul! The folks here are patient and friendly and treated them to some science lessons as well.
When we booked this trip we weren't really sure what to expect. This excursion actually turned out to be one of the highlights of or trip. Prospector John took us deep into the woods as we made our way to a very secluded spot where...More
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Prospectorjohns, Owner at Alaska Gold Panning with Prospector John, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016
Thank you for a very pleasant adventure. I had a lot of fun sharing my world with you.
Planned our trip to Alaska for 2 years. Read about the all day back country experience and had loved seeing more of Alaska country. Being afraid of bears was my only concern. Having a little more knowledge of them from this trip has eased that...More
There really is a prospector John, and he'll show you and teach you how to find gold flakes using a sluice and a gold pan. He's the expert. Don't expect to get rich, but whether you are young or old you'll have a good time.
What a fantastic excursion this was. Our family had a great time on the hike with prospector John, he had some great stories to share and is a wealth of knowledge. He ensured that everyone had a great time. We may not have struck it...More