Independence Mine State Historical Park

Independence Mine State Historical Park


Location:North of Palmer at mile post 17.3 on Hatcher Pass Road.
Facilities:Visitor center (closed in winter), toilets (é), drinking water, picnic sites, trails (é).
Activities:Tours, hiking, sledding, snowboarding, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Park features the abandoned buildings and machinery of a 300-man camp and hardrock goldmine operation dating from the 1930s and 1940s. In 1974, Independence Mine was entered into the National Register of Historic Places.
Address:c/o Mat-Su/CB Area Office
HC 32 Box 6706
Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone:907-745-3975
Web: www.dnr.state.ak.us/parks/units/indmine.htm
Size: 761 acres.

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Visitors can also cruise the 50-mile scenic loop between the George Parks and Glenn highways to explore Hatcher Pass and the Independence Mine State Historical Park.
Beyond the pass, we visit Independence Mine State Historical Park and take a hike--our last taste of the wild before reaching Palmer.
In addition to the trails located around the property, activities in the area include shopping and dining in the nearby towns of Palmer and Wasilla, the Alaska State Fairgrounds, the Musk Ox Farm and Hatcher Pass, home to the Independence Mine State Historical Park.
In the Talkeetna Mountains near Palmer, Hatcher Pass, in Independence Mine State Historical Park, draws cross- and back-country skiers and snowboarders, many of whom enjoy the area for the fondue and omelets available in the lodge and may opt to stay overnight in a cabin or lodge room, says "Hap" Wurlitzer.

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