Independence Mine
State Historic Park

(Hatcher Pass/Mat-Su Region)

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Park:

Gold Mint Trailhead is located in the Hatcher Pass Independence Mine State Historical Park, learn what is was like to live and work in one of Alaska's largest gold mining camps. Pan for gold. It is allowed in the park with a pan and shovel only. Visit the assay office to view displays explaining assaying, retorting and other mining techniques.

Park Hours: Hours are 11am to 6pm, Wednesday through Sunday.  There is a day use parking fee. The gate on the road from Independence Bowl to Independence Mine opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. Park pedestrian visitors can access Independence Mine after hours from the Independence Bowl parking area. The visitor center is closed during the winter beginning Labor Day.

Facilities:
  •  ADA Facility - Yes
  •  761 Acres
  •  Daily Parking Fee($5)
  •  Toilets - Handicap symbol
  •  Water
  •  Picnic Sites
  •  Trails - Handicap symbol
  •  Historical Sites - Handicap symbol


Activities:
  •  Day Use
  •  Trails
  •  Historical Features


Independence Mine SHP Location Map

Address:

Mile 17.3 Hatchers Pass Road

Driving Directions:

Glenn Highway Milepost 49.5, north on Palmer-Fishhook Road to Hatcher Pass  (also called Hatcher Pass Road in the Hatcher Pass Management Area) 13.7 miles on the right; or
George Parks Highway Milepost 36.1, north on Trunk Road to Palmer-Fishhook Road, turn left (north) to Hatcher Pass (also called Hatcher Pass Road in the Hatcher Pass Management Area) 13.7 miles on the right.