Copper Center is accessible by road on the Old Richardson Highway, off the Richardson Highway between Mileposts 101 and 106. It is 105 miles north of Valdez and 265 miles from Fairbanks. It is connected with neighboring Glennallen and McCarthy by scheduled van service.
On a bluff overlooking the Copper and Klutina rivers with spectacular views of the Wrangell-St. Elias mountain range. The lodge features the area's best dining at the restaurant and lounge. Tour desk, gift shop and espresso bar. The lodge borders the largest national park in the U.S., Wrangell-St. Elias, which has 14 peaks over 14,000 ft.
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A number of charter fishing operators are based in Copper Center and specialize in outings on the Klutina, Gulkana and other local tributaries of the Copper River. Major king salmon runs occur from late June to early August while sockeye salmon are present from mid-July to September.
George I Ashby Memorial Museum +
Housed in two rustic log bunkhouses next to the historic Copper Center Lodge is The George I. Ashby Memorial Museum. The cabins are packed with artifacts from the 1898 gold stampede and the copper years of the Kennicott Mine along with Athabascan basketwork, traps and many historic photos. The museum also has a fine selection of local art and crafts as well as books pertinent to the Copper Center's history.
Wrangell St Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center +
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