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His­toric Cop­per Cen­ter is one of the old­est non-native com­mu­ni­ties in Alaska’s Inte­ri­or. Found­ed as a gov­ern­ment agri­cul­tur­al exper­i­men­tal sta­tion, it lat­er served as a trans­porta­tion cen­ter for gold rush prospec­tors. Also find the inter­pre­tive sign where you’ll learn about the local fish species that make their home in dif­fer­ent habi­tat nich­es of Cop­per Riv­er water­shed creeks and rivers.

This 17b Ease­ment pro­vides access to pub­lic lands around Kluti­na Lake across pri­vate­ly owned Native land. A 60-foot wide ease­ment pro­ceeds approx­i­mate­ly 23 miles along the Kluti­na Riv­er and bluffs and ter­mi­nates at a one-acre site ease­ment where vis­i­tors can camp and park for up to 24 hours. It is rec­om­mend­ed for high clear­ance or 4‑wheel dri­ve vehi­cles only. This ease­ment extends about 7 miles through pri­vate lands, so camp­ing or parking…  ...more

Eight signs will guide you through the Cop­per Riv­er water­shed land­scape. See if you can vis­it all eight signs on your tour through this upriv­er basin formed by the ancient, glacial Lake Atna!

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