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Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

Featuring spectacular mountain views and breathtaking scenery of Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is situated on 200 acres at the junction of the Klutina and Copper Rivers.

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This premier Princess Alaska lodge features 85 rooms and suites with either mountain or forest views and a two-level dining area with excellent mountain and valley views. The focal point of the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is the Wrangell Room with a staircase to the mezzanine level where you can relax and enjoy the majestic scenery provided by a two-story wall of windows.

Wrangell-St. Elias, one of the most spectacular destinations in Alaska and the largest national park in the United States, is an absolutely stunning setting for the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Located just four miles from the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park visitor's center, the Lodge is a true wilderness retreat offering a host of outdoor activities so you can explore the area.

Wilderness Excursions

Supplement the comfort of your wilderness lodge experience with the excitement of an outdoor excursion! Princess professionals are on hand at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge Tour Desk to assist in customizing your sightseeing adventure. During your visit, take a rafting trip on the Gulkana River, arrange for a flightseeing tour, or visit the abandoned Kennicott copper mines. Whether you choose to explore the area or enjoy the sweeping views of Mt. Drum, Mt. Wrangell, and Mt. Blackburn, our Tour Desk is prepared to assist in providing you a complete Alaskan experience.

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Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge provides a spectacular setting along with the comfort guests have come to expect. Our spacious guest rooms feature either mountain or forest views. Escape in tranquility while enjoying Princess amenities. For dining, our Two Rivers Restaurant provides excellent mountain and valley views alongside signature Alaskan cuisine. From comfort to cuisine, our wilderness lodges have it all.

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge Activities
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is the gateway to America's largest national park.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is home to nine of the sixteen highest peaks in the United States and Kennicott, a historic copper-mining boomtown. The lodge offers stunning vistas of the Wrangell St. Elias Range and overlooks the Alaska Pipeline and the confluence of the Copper and Klutina Rivers.

Step out of the lodge and stroll along the Klutina Lake Trail. Miners used the route during the Alaska gold rush to travel from the port of Valdez to the gold fields of the interior. The Copper River Valley is rich in Native Alaskan traditions and is the home of a vibrant Athabascan culture. And the waters of the Copper River are home to the legendary Copper River Red Salmon. Learn More About:
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Featuring spectacular mountain views and breathtaking scenery of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is situated on 200 acres at the junction of the Klutina and Copper Rivers.




Copper River

Wilderness Lodge

Imagine a place with spectacular vistas and
magnificent northern landscapes of mountains,
meadows and glaciers, extending as far as the
eye can see. And now, discover the reality — the
nation’s largest National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias.
Boasting nine of North America’s tallest mountains, plus miles of rivers, lakes, snowy peaks and all the wildlife to which this place is home, Wrangell-St. Elias is truly a national treasure. You’ll enjoy exploring the many facets of this great expanse, including more than 150 glaciers that make their way down the slopes of three mountain ranges that converge here.
Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge® is
an escape that is about as far from your everyday
routine as you can get.

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

1 Brenwick Craig Road
Copper Center, AK

Phone: 907-822-4000

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Alaska Land Excursions

The Copper River region is renowned for its salmon fishing and vast Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. There are also river rafting, flightseeing and off-road adventures, historic mining sites and a rich Native history to discover. 

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Nature & Wildlife

Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise –Travel through the green forested hillsides to Valdez and embark on an eye-opening journey through Prince William Sound and come face to face with one of the world’s fasting moving glacier. Then marvel at the wildlife of the Sound: seals, sea lions, sea otters, puffins and whales.

Copper Country Discovery Tour – Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Copper River Country. Enjoy a scenic ride and interpretive discussion with a professional naturalist guide.

Activites & Adventures

Scenic Wilderness Rafting – Relax on an easy class II float on remote sections of the Gulkana and Copper Rivers and drift past bald eagle nesting sites and see fish wheels in action as you keep a watchful eye for bears, caribou and moose along the shore.

Historic Kennicott & Wrangell-St. Elias Flightseeing Adventure – Soar over the Wrangell-St. Elias Park en route to historic ghost towns. With over 20,000 square miles of roadless wilderness, flying is the only way to see and experience the wonders of this breathtaking wilderness. Then take a walking tour of the old coppering mining towns of McCarthy and Kennicott.

Worthington Glacier Hike – Take a snow day and hike on the ice blue Worthington Glacier. After reaching the glacier, strap on a pair of crampons, then take a hike with experienced guides.

Wild & Scenic Backcountry Rafting – Ride the rushing whitewater of the glacier-fed Klutina River through a beautiful valley of tall canyon style bluffs and gently forested walls. Hear stories of the area’s geology, U.S. Army exploration and gold rush history while viewing the dynamic scenery.

Whitewater Jet Boat Adventure – Climb board a jet boat for an exhilarating class III whitewater adventure on the Klutina River. As you hear stories about the gold hunters who braved these waters over a hundred years ago, keep a lookout for nesting bald eagles, black bears, grizzlies, moose, and spawning salmon.

Copper River Scenic Jet Boat Tour – Visit one of Alaska’s most untouched territories in a luxurious jet boat, complete with digital video screens. As you head down the Copper River, look out for eagles, caribou wolves, and brown bears. Stop for a quick tour to see items from the gold rush days.

Wrangell St. Elias Air Panorama – Explore the largest national park in the United States by air! Your bird’s eye view of the Wrangell-St. Elias Park includes jagged glaciers, pristine valleys, unique mud volcanoes and hair-raising views of the Chugach, Wrangell and St. Elias mountain ranges. Look out below for caribou, bison and grizzlies.

Valdez Coastal Kayak Adventure – Take an exciting kayaking tour through Duck Flats in Prince William Sound near Valdez. Paddle the calm waters while surrounded by the beauty and majesty of the Chugach Mountains while keeping a watchful eye out for sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and a variety of marine birds.

Scenic ATV Nature Ride – Climb in the driver’s seat or just come along for the ride in one of our sporty multi passenger “side by side” ATV’s for a morning of nature and knobby tires.

Mile High Chugach ATV Adventure – Climb in the driver’s seat or just come along for the ride in one of our sporty multi passenger “side by side” ATV’s for an exciting ascent from 750ft of elevation in the Copper River Valley to over 5,300 ft. in the rugged Chugach Mountains.

Kennicott Explorer – Step back in time and explore the historic copper mining town of Kennicott. Stroll through the frontier town of McCarthy and experience life in the Last Frontier.

Special Interests

Sled Dog Demonstration & Ride – Meet genuine sled dogs that compete in Alaska's winter sporting events and provide everyday transportation. After learning how the dogs stay in shape during the summer months, a local musher and his dog team will take you on an unforgettable ride on a wheeled cart through the wilderness.

Salmon Fishing by Raft - Half Day – A splendid combination of salmon fishing in the pristine rivers of the Copper Valley and the stunning distant snow-covered peaks of the Wrangell Mountains add up to a world-class fishing experience. This half day excursion includes a river float and fishing from the riverbanks

Salmon Fishing Raft - Full Day – A splendid combination of salmon fishing in the pristine rivers of the Copper Valley and the stunning distant snow-covered peaks of the Wrangell Mountains add up to a world-class fishing experience. This full day excursion includes a river float and fishing from the riverbanks.

Salmon Fishing by Jet Boat – Enjoy fishing for World Famous Copper River Salmon. Experience world-class fishing for king and/or red salmon in the rivers of the Copper Valley while surrounded by the stunning distant snow-covered peaks of the Wrangell Mountains.







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A wall of windows boasts grand views of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

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