Our Area: Gold Prospecting in and Around Anchorage
Where to use the Gold Dredge:
Crow Creek Mine is located in Girdwood Ak. Aprrox. 45-50 miles south of Anchorage on one of the countries most beautiful highways. You can see whales on one side of the road in Turnagain Arm and Dall Sheet roaming the cliff side on the other.
Crow Creek Mine is tucked back in the mountains of the Chugach Mountains. The mine was established in 1898. The grounds are filled with historic items from the early days of mining.
At Crow Creek Mine a person can spend all day panning, high banking, sluicing or dredging. They are open from 9am- 6pm. It cost each person who is going to participate in any prospecting adventure for $30.00 a day. There is known gold and most all folks find some kind of color. I highly recommend Crow Creek Mine for a quick easy drive and spend more hours in the water seeking that big nugget you came to Alaska to find. Good Luck!!
Other dredging location options. Its possible you may have a claim to go to. Thats great. We encourage everyone to go to Alaska DNR website to check for existing claims to be sure you are not on someone else’s. Also watch out for salmon bearing streams for two months which are closed to dredging.
The other local option without leaving Anchorage is Point Woronzof. It is located near Earthquake Park which is right off the end of the North runway at Ted Stevens Int’l Airport. Point Woronzof lays off the shores of Cook Inlet. The views from here are incredible. The odds of seeing wildlife is great. You could see moose, lynx, bear and eagles.
At point Woronzof just simply park at Earthquake Park and take the trail down to the shore side. You will of course want to watch the tide times.