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Alaska Gold Panning with Prospector John
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“sluice box”(4 reviews)
“pay dirt”(3 reviews)
“kenai river”(2 reviews)
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
+1 907-598-1808
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

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

Thank Carrie0693
Reviewed June 29, 2018

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

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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Stopped on our way to Soldotna and picked up some jerky - EXCELLENT - and snacks. The gentleman at the counter was very friendly. Pick up a free gratefulness rock

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We stopped on our way to fishing on the Kenai River for some beef jerky - Prospector John's did not disappoint. The jerky was excellent!

1  Thank Ocean-Traveler55
Reviewed July 22, 2017

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

1  Thank CAtravelerCA
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

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. There's also...More

Thank Carmen F
Reviewed July 10, 2016

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

Thank Tammy R
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.

Reviewed August 25, 2015

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

Thank happyfor10years
Reviewed August 3, 2015

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.

Thank Miranda D
Reviewed July 21, 2015

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

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