Girdwood, AK

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  • Phone: 907-229-3105
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Length of Vacation: A few hours to Few Days
  • Cost: Varies on activity $25+
  • Open: Summer
  • Type of Prospecting: Gold (Panning, Sluicing, Highbanking, Dredging, Metal Detecting)
  • Equipment: Provided, Rent, or Bring your own
  • Instruction: Provided
  • Lodging: Accommodations in Girdwood
  • Meals: Not provided, Bring your own

From their website:

Crow Creek provides access for people with all levels of Gold finding experience. Many of our visitors are regulars to the creek with equipment that allows their day mining a bit more productive. It is very interesting to watch some of these miners’ processes, the amount of work involved, and the gold take at the end of the day. If you are new to Crow Creek or it has just been a while, please contact us to find out what equipment we are currently allowing on-site. If you are one of the less experienced miners you don’t have to feel left out, we will teach you how to pan, sluice, and provide you with all of the equipment so you can make the most out of your visit! Everyone is guaranteed a few pieces in their practice bag, and what you find at the creek is yours to keep! If you are someone who is looking for a little more out of your first trip or have been a few times but still want more info and guidance, you can reserve a history guide/miner for the day. We also have a panning shed placed closer to our entrance where access is quicker and easier for those who can not make it to the creek. The creek is a 3-5 minute walk from our gatehouse on a well-groomed gravel path. Make sure to bring sensible shoes, don’t forget the bug spray, and head to the hills in search of gold!