McCarthy

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 61 ° 25' 60" N, 142 ° 55' 18" W
  • Region: Valdez-Cordova (CA)
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  • Elevation: 1398 ft (426.11 m)

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Getting There
Driving you if starting from Anchorage you will need to take the Glenn Highway to Glennallen and then south on Richardson Highway. From Fairbanks head south on the Richardson Highway. About 30 miles after Glennallen, after to reach Pippin Lake, turn left on to AK-10/Edgerton Hwy. Stay on the for 33 miles until you reach Chitina. The road will make a sharp left turn at the restaurant. Stay on it as it turns into McCarthy Rd, stay on that till it ends 60 miles later.

At McCarthy outskirts you park at "Basecamp" and proceed across the foot bridge. ATV's and bikes are permitted on the foot bridge. If on foot during the summer season there is a shuttle every half hour $5 each way.

About
at mouth of McCarthy Creek, near Kennicott Glacier, 12 mi. NE of the junction of the Nizina and Chitina Rivers, Wrangell Mts.

History
Mining camp named for the stream established about 1908 with a population of 127 in 1920; 115 in 1930; and 49 in 1939. The McCarthy post office operated from 1912 to 1943. See Kennicott.

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