Information About

Gold Creek

Quick Facts

Open in The Map Gold Creek on The Map

Location

61 ° 7' 53" N,
146 ° 28' 18" W

Region

Valdez-Cordova (CA)

Nearest City

Valdez

Tributary to

Port Valdez

Elevation

16 ft (4.88 m)

Uses

Gold Creek in Detail.

Getting There

The easiest ways to access Gold Creek are via boat in Port Valdez, or hiking out along the Shoup Bay Trail.

About

heads in a glacier, flows S to Port Valdez, 0.7 mi. NE of Camp Bowie, 7 mi. W of Valdez, Chugach Mts. 4 miles long.

Gold Creek is a good sized creek that if one were to cross without using the Shoup Bay Trail bridge, might find themselves in swift waist deep water. Much of the creek runs high in the mountains in a bowl valley before dropping over a series of falls. Only the last 1,000 ft of the creek flows down along fairly level ground, that 99.9% of the time, is the only portion of the creek ever accessed.

History

Local name published in 1950 by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Naming: Gold Creek was a local name published in 1950 by USGS.

Gold Creek Gallery

Pictures of, from, or near Gold Creek.

Places Near Gold Creek
Bars:

Sawmill Spit,

Basins:

Gumboot Basin, Uno Basin,

Bays:

Anderson Bay, Galena Bay, Jack Bay, The Lagoon, Port Valdez, Shoup Bay,

Capes:

Entrance Point, Jackson Point, Tongue Point,

Channels:

The Narrows, Valdez Narrows,

Cities:

Valdez,

Dams:

Solomon Gulch Dam A, Solomon Gulch Dam B, Solomon Lake Dam,

Flats:

Duck Flats,

Glaciers:

Annin Glacier, Johnson Glacier, Mineral Creek Glacier, Shoup Glacier, Westbrook Glacier,

Routes:

Wowie Zowie,

Islands:

Ammunition Island, Entrance Island, Middle Rock, Mineral Creek Islands,

Lakes:

Allison Lake, Silver Lake, Solomon Gulch Lake, Solomon Lake,

Locales:

Area 51, Cabell Chute, Chuck Chute, Chuck Junior, Jago Chute, Lucky 13, Runner's Delight, Sentinel, Sheepshead Chute,

Mountains:

Mount Cameron, Ellamar Mountain, Mount Kate, Lindita Peak, Mount Logan, Mount Hogan, Mummy Mountain, Mount Shasta, Mount Shouplina, Sugarloaf Mountain, Tazcol Peak, Valdez Summit,

Parks:

Jack Bay State Marine Park, Shoup Bay State Marine Park,

Peaks:

Benzene, Snow Dome,

Rivers:

Duck River, Lowe River,

Streams:

Allison Creek, Big Creek, Brevier Creek, Crooked Creek, Dayville Creek, East Fork Mineral Creek, Glacier Creek, Gold Creek, Horsetail Creek, Indian Creek, Johnson Creek, McAllister Creek, Millard Creek, Mineral Creek, Palmer Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Uno Creek, Valdez Glacier Stream, Wood Creek,

Routes:

Area 51 Access Trail, Dock Point Trail, High School Hill, High School Hill to Summit Trail, High School Hill Water Tower Trail, Homestead Trail, Jack Bay Island Trail, John Hunter Memorial Trail, Mineral Creek East Trail, Mineral Creek Stamp Mill Trail, Mineral Creek West Trail, Shoup Bay Trail, Solomon Gulch Valdez Overlook Spur, Valdez Bike Path, Valdez Overlook Trail,

Valleys:

Solomon Gulch,

Cities:

Old Valdez,