A Paradise for Fishing

Discover America’s largest National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias, with its towering peaks and fish for the most famous salmon in the world in the Copper River. In the area you’ll also find the Kennicott Mines National Historic Landmark, considered the best remaining example of a copper mine from the last century. Rich in Native Alaska traditions, the valley is home to a vibrant Athabascan culture.

  • Points of Interest

    • Copper River
    • Gulkana River
    • Kennecott Mines Historic National Landmark
    • Klutina River
    • Prince William Sound
    • Trans-Alaska Pipeline
    • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Activities

    • ATVing
    • Boating
    • Dog sledding
    • Fishing
    • Glacier hiking
    • Kayaking
    • Rafting

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Featured Excursion

Copper Country Discovery Tour

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Copper River valley—home of the Wrangell Mountains and America’s largest national park. Enjoy photographic opportunities from panoramic mountain vistas to elusive wildflowers. Feel the energy and rhythm of life as you take gentle one-mile hike through the boreal forest. Along the way, you…
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Fishing Alaska’s Copper River Salmon: 5 Things to Know

Between mid-May and mid-June, foodies eagerly await the arrival of the highly-prized (and typically expensive) deliveries of the various “Wild Copper Salmon” from Alaska. Restaurants compete over who can get their hands on the first batch of the highly-coveted fish. Up north in Alaska, it’s a mad dash to catch…
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Choose Your Own Adventure in Copper River

Image used under Creative Commons license from Matt Zimmerman. Situated at the gateway to the largest national park in the United States and the confluence of two mighty rivers—the Copper and Klutina—the Copper River Valley area offers a mindboggling array of daily activities in the outdoors. Not sure where to…
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