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Crow Creek Mine

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Address: Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, AK 99587
Phone Number: 907 229 3105
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational...

Crow Creek Mine is a family owned and operated Historical and Recreational Gold Mine. Nestled in a very beautiful mountain setting, Crow Creek Mine offers the oldest buildings in the Anchorage area, 1898, as well as some of the most popular recreational Gold Mining in all of Alaska. You will find everyone from your first time miner just hoping for a few flecks, up to actual gold miners who have been working these grounds on a very serious level. For those not intersted in the panning or sluicing experience, the property is very scenic for pictures and is a very popular wedding destination, it is even fun to just sit and watch some of the more experienced crews of miners as they work. While most visitors coming in for sightseeing or panning don't need reservations, we do offer private guided tours for those of you wanting a bit more out of your experience. Not only do you learn more about the property and gold in general, but the gold mining experience of our staff and knowledge of the property is always a big help in having a succesful outing!!! Feel free to contact us for any questions regarding our business or the Girdwood area in general. Girdwood makes for great day trips from anchorage and is on the way for anyone headed to Portage, Seward, Kenai, or Homer. Our road is a bit bumpy and unmaintained between October and May, but come June 1st every year the state does a great job of fixing it, you can always contact us for road conditions if concerned. Thanks for viewing our business, we look forward to meeting you soon,

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Great spot, salmon bake and camping!

We drove in to Girdwood and had Crow Creek Mine in mind for a camping spot. When we drove past there was a sign about a salmon bake that night so we knew it was meant to be. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove in to Girdwood and had Crow Creek Mine in mind for a camping spot. When we drove past there was a sign about a salmon bake that night so we knew it was meant to be. We rolled in toward the end of the bake and there was great food, live bluegrass and amazing views. We even got... More 

Thank Megan O
Staatsburg, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All the positive reviews I had read ahead of time of Crow Creek Mine came true for us when we did a guided tour with Charlie. The location and history of the mine is just so beautiful with the gorgeous flowers and historic buildings it was everything we had hoped for and more. Charlie took us to a location by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's very beautiful with flowers everywhere! The kids were able to find gold in their practice dirt so all was not lost. Ample parking even for a large RV. The hike to the river could be considered difficult if not dangerous for anyone with any medical issues. The dirt you have to dig in is very hard and is difficult... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had fun :) Beautiful place and garden is just marvelous! Gold panning wasn't difficult. Most likely for everybody who want to experience miners life for a while ;)

Thank Raduzak
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My young son really enjoyed the "experience" of panning for gold. He even came home with a small sample that he panned! It is a quaint attraction and definitely worth visiting to truly appreciate the gold mining boom that occurred decades ago.

Thank Samuel A
Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to stop, see history, try gold panning, go for a hike and see the quaint village that's been there forever. A little pricey unless you want to stay all day, which you can if you want to hike or pan till you can't feel your hands any more from the COLD water. LOL! The place is also... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were staying at the lovely Alyeska Resort and took the crow creek mine trail to get to the beautiful location of the crow creek mine. The hike is not strenuous but will take a few hours to get to the mine. It cost $10.00 to get into the mining town area but since we didn't care... More 

Thank Philipjay
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guests who had never visited Alaska before were charmed by this lovely old gold mine, which is still active and where visitors can rent a gold pan and try their luck. The old buildings used when the mine was at its peak of production are well preserved with all matter of mining, cooking and other items in use by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although we didn't get rich, we did enjoy the experience. The staff is very friendly and informative. Had lots of laughs while looking for our ride to easy Street. Recommended for all ages. The historical buildings were interesting. The grounds are meticulously maintained.

Thank Crazydaisy90
Palmer, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a great fun place. Hard work. Getting down to the river. Gold panning is difficult. The flys bit you to death. But if you just wan to visit and enjoy the scenery it's fun, quiet and peaceful.

Thank alaskatrini

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