Delayed Opening of Kennecott Visitor Center
Due to lingering snow conditions and frozen water supply lines, the park has postponed the opening of the Kennecott Visitor Center until June 1. Even though the visitor center is closed, Kennecott MInes NHL and local businesses are open. More »
In The Shadow of Kennecott
The Forgotten Mining Camps of the Wrangell Mountain Region
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Kennecott was one of the richest ore bodies ever discovered, and yielded most of the region's mineral wealth. However, significant exploration and mining development occurred elsewhere in the district at the Mother Lode on the east side of Bonanza Ridge; the Green Butte on McCarthy Creek; the Westover on a tributary of Dan Creek; and the Valdez on a tributary of the Kuskulana. Click on the above link to learn about these and other lesser known mining operations and enjoy historical photos of the camps and structures.
Did You Know?
Talk about extremes! In Barrow, Alaska, the sun rises on May 10 and
doesn’t set again until August 2. On November 18, the sun slips below
the horizon and isn’t seen again until January 24.