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 the gold rush prospectors who came over the Old Richardson Trail from Valdez on their way to the Forty Mile area and Dawson.

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, including Pacific salmon that carry nutrients from the Pacific ocean to the original stream of their birth, where they lay their own eggs to renew the cycle, high in the headwaters of the Copper River.

Getting There

Latitude: 61.94119
Longitude: -145.294
Driving Directions