Things To Do In Hope
Things to Do
Hope Parks & Trails
Palmer Creek and the road that follows it were named after George Palmer, who in 1894 first discovered gold on its banks. The creek was the site of early placer mining and later lode mining. Evidence of the historic Lucky Strike and Hirshey mines, as well as the Swetmann camp, can be found along trails that lead to Palmer Lakes. Several hiking trails are accessible from the Palmer Creek Road.
Hope Day Tours & Attractions
Six Mile Creek is one of the most famous — and most challenging — whitewater runs in the entire state of Alaska. Your heart will be pounding and your muscles burning as you paddle through rapids called “Big Rock Drop,” “Suckhole,” and “Let’s Make a Deal.”
Resurrection Creek is the site of the exciting second discovery of gold on the Kenai Peninsula in 1888. Since 1895 this creek has yielded an approximated 30,000−40,000 ounces of gold. Itís been over 100 years since mining began at Resurrection Creek, but it is still a popular site for recreational gold panning. There is a half-mile stretch available for recreational gold panning that starts 4.5 miles from Hope, at the Resurrection Pass Trail… ...more
Panning for gold with a lifelong miner. One-on-one attention — no big groups. And of course, plenty of gold. That’s what you’ll get at Gold Rush Peck, in the town of Hope. This is the real deal and it’s worth taking the time to visit if you’re in the area. You won’t find a more authentic gold panning attraction.When you arrive at the rustic tent next to the Hope Mining Museum you’ll choose from three different bucket sizes – $20, $40, or $60 –… ...more