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 Copper Center
Situated at the confluence of the Klutina and Copper Rivers, is
a full-service location with numerous services for any traveller. Complete with campgrounds, general supplies, restaurants, fuel services, tire repair, and accommodations. Access the loop road at Mile 100 along the #4 Richardson Highway, Copper Center functions one of the entryways for travellers to the colossal Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Copper Center was home to the Ahtna Athabascan peoples who have lived there for thousands of years. The Gold Rush drove miners into the area and the first lodge was built in 1896. Eventually the population increased and Copper Center became the central location for supplies. Not long after, a post-office and school were added in 1905.
Mt. Wrangell is the largest active volcano in Alaska. On a clear summer day you can often see steam emmitting from the volcano.
The regionally colored box number on the ads correspond to the business locations found on this map.
SOUTHCENTRAL ALASKA
  ATTRACTIONS
 George Ashby Memorial Museum
Features several historic cabins that showcase artifacts from the Copper Valley Gold Rush of 1898.
Klutina River
The Klutina River flows east from Klutina Lake to the Copper River at Copper Center.The river is a glacial fed system with class III – IV whitewater and has excellent fishing for sockeye and king salmon, Dolly Varden and Arctic grayling as well as some rainbow trout. King salmon are available in July and early August, sockeye salmon from June through August, and all other fish are available from June through October. Please adhere to regulations and limits.
Copper Center Museum
The Klutina River flows east from Klutina Lake to the Copper River at Copper Center.The river is a glacial fed system with class III – IV whitewater and has excellent fishing for sockeye and king salmon, Dolly Varden and Arctic grayling as well as some rainbow trout. King salmon are available in July and early August, sockeye salmon from June through August, and all other fish are available from June through October. Please adhere to regulations and limits.
   Located on the banks of the Klutina River along the Richardson Highway. Easy access for any size RV. The Copper River is less than a mile down the river, simply follow a trail providing excellent fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities.
 Over 60 Sites • 9 Full Hookup • 8 Water & Electric • Dry Camp & Tent Sites Voted Best of 2018 in Copper Center • Wifi • Showers • Laundry • Restrooms • Cabins Excellent Fishing • Fishing Charters • Northern Lights Viewing in starting in August Sightseeing Raft Charters (Kids under 12 ride free!) through Class 3 Rapids
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100.5 Richardson Highway kingforadaycampground.com Copper Center, AK 99573 kfadcampground@gmail.com
For vehicles unable to make the sharp turn necessary to enter our driveway, consider going down the Old Richardson highway instead (through old Copper Center) and turning onto APL Road.
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         ROAD TRIP
  Edgerton Highway & McCarthy
The Edgerton Highway starts at the junction with the Richardson Highway and is paved to Chitina (34 miles). If McCarthy
or Kennicott is your destination, plan another three hours for the 60-
mile drive to Kennicott.
The road is rough and not recommended for large RVs or RVs towing trailers. At the Kennicott River, visitors must leave their vehicle in
a parking area and walk or cycle across a footbridge to reach McCarthy. For a small fee, a shuttle van can take you the final 6 miles to the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark. Park Rangers and local guide services take visitors on building tours, or you can explore the area on your
own. If you’re interested in mining history and stories of Alaska pioneers, this is a worthwhile adventure.
Nabesna Road
This is a gravel road into the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve that is
42 miles one way. Check conditions at the ranger station at the beginning of the road. If you don’t have a 4x4, you may not be able to cross a creek that flows over the road about half way in. Slana Ranger Station, on
the right at Mile 0.2, has visitor information. There
are several pullouts along Nabesna Road that are suitable for a small or medium RV, camper trailer, pickup camper, or tent camping. Not recommended for larger RVs. Hart D Ranch is located at Mile 0.5
WRANGELL ST. ELIAS
National Park & Preserve
 Wrangell St. Elias is a vast national park that rises from the ocean all the way up to 18,008 ft. At 13.2 million acres, the park is the same size as Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, and Switzerland combined! Within this wild landscape, people continue to live off the land as they have done for centuries.
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