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Crow Creek Mine

Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
+1 907-229-3105
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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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Crow Creek Road, Girdwood, Anchorage, AK 99587
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

We truly enjoyed our time at Crow Creek Mine. You simply don't see the preservation of old buildings like this often. We were delighted to walk through the buildings and see many of the items they contained. We were there on a Monday evening for...More

Thank bgrk
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We camped at Crow Creek Mine and didn't do any of the pay tours of the facility, but we didn't feel like we missed out on anything. We hiked to the Winner Creek Hand Tram and loved that! We found black bear scat on the...More

1  Thank Katie T
Reviewed 14 July 2016

A friend of mine just retired and we decided to celebrate with a trip to Alaska, while trying our hand at gold panning (which we are new at). After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, Crow Creek Mine looked pretty good so we set up a...More

Thank J T
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to try panning for gold. Place is very well maintained. Lot of history, old buildings. They show you how to pan, provide bucket, shovel and pan for your adventure. Walking required to get to creek. Gravel road into location, super...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We enjoyed our stop here panning for some gold in the river. the staff was very friendly and helpful. they turn you loose to pan on your own and you can see equipment left behind by prospectors of times past.

Thank 167caribou
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We drove by and decided to have a walk in area. Its absolutely charming place, old buildings so nicely preserved, good place to learn about mining too.

Thank Dorota B
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Adorable set up for gold panning adventure for the kids. Beautiful flowers and old historic barns and buildings make for a pretty entrance and walk to creek. The operation provides a packet of pay dirt that contains 2 to 4 flex of gold for you...More

Thank Erica H
Reviewed 30 June 2016

On our last day in Alaska we drove up to Crow Creek Mine. Unlike other deserted mining towns in western U.S., the site beautifully is maintained, lots of flowers. The buildings and their interiors appear authentic. You can easily spend several hours exploring and viewing....More

Thank Neal V
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Interesting place to walk around and just look at stuff. If you want to pan in the stream it is a bit of a hike down to the stream. We did find some small pieces of god in our pans from the holes we worked...More

1  Thank GeorgeTheDriver
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This is fun for youngsters. They learned how to pan for gold and got a few flakes. The creek is rushing by and it's a pretty place. I just watched them have fun

Thank LLiv-NewJersey
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Nikki I
31 August 2017|
Response from CrowCreekMine | Property representative |
It's not paved. It is an improved gravel road that is maintained well between June 1 & September 1, sometimes earlier/later if the weather allows. If you are worried about driving in the road between June-August, we do fund... More
Nikki I
31 August 2017|
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Response from CrowCreekMine | Property representative |
We have plenty of room for RVs, but no hook-ups etc.... Each site has a picnic table and a fire pit.... the price is $10/ night per vehicle... lots of hiking trails right out your door step, plus, nothing beats waking up in... More
12 July 2016|
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Response from CrowCreekMine | Property representative |
New to the mine in 2017 was the addition of a "free" shuttle to and from Girdwood. The shuttle schedule is listed on Crow Creek Mine's website as well as Glacier Valkey Transit.