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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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"gold panning"
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"pan for gold"
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"beautiful flowers"
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"sluice box"
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"nuggets"
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"mining camp"
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"finding gold"
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"real gold"
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"learn how"
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"pay dirt"
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"mining buildings"
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"headed down"
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"salmon cakes"
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"fun activity"
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"staff was very friendly and helpful"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the kids here for an afternoon. Scenery was worth the admission itself. We learned how to pan for gold, and did discover a few flakes that we got to keep in a container they provided at no cost. Non-panners are allowed to hike and...More

Thank Scott C
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CrowCreekMine, Director of Sales at Crow Creek Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting Crow Creek Mine! Glad you enjoyed your visit here! Hope your experience was golden!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to walk right up and pan from a little tub, this is not the place for you. You have to walk a little ways to the building, then a 5 minute walk down into the valley with shovels to dig up pay...More

Thank Amy M
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CrowCreekMine, Director of Sales at Crow Creek Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Glad you had a golden experience! Hope you enjoy the rest of your travels up here in Alaska. If you're ever back up in our neck of the woods and would like to gain more knowledge about prospecting, and gold panning, we do have our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest mine's in Alaska and run like a family oriented experience. We took the kids and had a wonderful visit. Love that it was off the beaten path and not too commercialized...

Thank Clint N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting time spent here although you only really need half an hour at the most unless you are gold panning. A very small gift shop and one building we could go in as the others were closed for private functions. You can walk down...More

Thank Caroline W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived about an hour before closing and evertone was very nice about letting us in. We felt it was enough time for us. My 15 year old son enjoyed it too.

Thank Annette M
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CrowCreekMine, Director of Sales at Crow Creek Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed Crow Creek Mine, it was a pleasure seeing you folks! Stop by anytime your back in our neck of the woods! :-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great time. They give you some sample dirt to practice with and teach you how to pan. The sample has gold in it so you’re guaranteed to find something. After practice you head to the creek to try your luck. It’s a...More

Thank Michelle M
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CrowCreekMine, Director of Sales at Crow Creek Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed Crow Creek Mine, and you folks were able to absorb our Alaskan history​ while taking some wonderful photos! Stop by again when you're in town!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Favourite RV park we visited the whole trip! The Crow Creek Mine is so stunning and staff are wonderful. Gold mining by the creek is lots of fun! They also run a salmon bake on Sunday nights with live music. Definitely worth staying here!

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CrowCreekMine, Manager at Crow Creek Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you folks enjoyed your visit! Salmon Bakes happen on Monday's, but we host many private events and weddings on the weekends!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by the Crow Creek Mine our 1st day in town...lots of local history in a beautiful location. Fun to go down to the creek to watch people trying their luck at panning for gold. Best pop cooler I’ve ever seen!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great visit. Original mining buildings and the owners live on site. I highly recommend getting a sluice box versus a gold pan so you can run more dirt. We found about 20 flakes of gold. Charlie was a huge help and very...More

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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

The miners village was interesting and the scenery was beautiful. Other than that, forget it. The gold panning was restricted to certain areas and very populated with other tourists. We felt it was a tourist rip-off.More

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CrowCreekMine, Director of Sales at Crow Creek Mine, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2018

Glad you folks enjoyed the scenery, my apologies that you guys felt restricted at the creek. With the weather being nice, more and more people come up to the mine, to have their own hand at panning, and experience what the gold rush was all...More

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Lita M
6 July 2018|
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Response from Georgia L | Reviewed this property |
You will not need a reservation to pan for gold...a fun thing for the kids.
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niskol
26 May 2018|
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Response from alecs244 | Reviewed this property |
I would plan on four hours at the mine.
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Nikki I
31 August 2017|
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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
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