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COPPER BASIN & PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND
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Chicken, Chistochina, Chitna, Copper Center, Copperville, Cordova, Delta Junction, Dot Lake, Dry Creek, Eagle, Fort Greely, Gakona, Glennallen, Gulkana, Kenny Lake, Lake
Louis, Lower Tonsina, McCarthy, Mentasta, Nabesna, Northway, Paxson, Slana, Tanacross, Tatitlek, Tazlina, Tetlin, Tok, Tonsina, Valdez
Copper Basin / Prince William Sound
Once an area valued for its rich abundance of copper ore, the Copper Basin is now
home to secrets more precious than stone mined from the earth. Here you’ll find
the largest national park in the U.S.: the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and
Preserve. Travel the McCarthy Road, one of America’s most primitive roads, to the
historic mining town of McCarthy or take a flight over the St. Elias Mountain Range
and view nine of this continent’s sixteen highest peaks.
By boat take Alaska’s Marine Highway, which stretches from Valdez to Kodiak and
even down to remote Unalaska in the Aleutian Islands. Passing through Prince
William Sound, visitors will be awe-inspired by tidewater glaciers, coastal
rainforests, and a range of recreational activities both on land and by sea. Spend
time fishing in the quaint fishing village of Cordova, once a major shipping port for
copper ore. Travel to the port town of Valdez and partake in unparalleled aquatic
activities or visit Worthington Glacier, only half and hours drive away. The secrets
within the Copper Basin are vast and numerous and regardless of how many you
happen to uncover, each one will be just as valuable as any mineral hidden under
the surface of this vast state.