World-Class Salmon Fishing Awaits in Copper River Valley
Visiting the Copper River Valley is an Alaska adventurer’s dream. Home to America’s largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias, this area is perfect for whitewater rafting, paddling beneath towering peaks, and fishing for legendary Copper River salmon. Journey through Prince William Sound to witness the last tidewater glacier in North America. You can also explore the Kennicott Mines National Historic Landmark, considered the best remaining example of a 20th-century copper mine. The valley is also home to a vibrant Athabascan native 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
- Dog sledding
- Glacier hiking
Kayak on Prince William Sound, home to 10,000 glaciers.
Fish in one of three area rivers, including the famous Copper River.
The majestic peaks of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, as seen from the grounds of Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park holds the title of largest United States national park.
Explore the fjords and tiny forested islands of Prince William Sound.
Visit the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark to see the best remaining example of historic copper mining.