Information About

Nugget Creek

Quick Facts

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Location

58 ° 25' 18" N,
134 ° 32' 10" W

Region

Juneau

Elevation

236 ft (71.93 m)

Uses

Nugget Creek in Detail.

About

heading in Nugget Creek Glacier and flowing generally W to end of Mendenhall Glacier, 9 mi. NW of Juneau, Coast Mts.

History

Name first appeared in the records of Sam E. Butts who located the Lucky Sam placer claim along the creek in 1900 (Dearmond, 1957, p. 33). The name was reported in 1923 by A. C. Spencer and C. W. Wright, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Places Near Nugget Creek
Areas:

Gull City,

Bars:

Battleship Reef, Dornin Rock, George Rock, Gibby Rock, Horse Shoal, Mendenhall Bar,

Basins:

Evergreen Bowl, Last Chance Basin, Lower Basin, Middle Basin, Silverbow Basin, Upper Basin,

Bays:

Auke Bay, Auke Nu Cove, Fritz Cove, Indian Cove, Smugglers Cove,

Beaches:

Ready Bullion Beach,

Capes:

Auke Cape, Entrance Point, Point Hilda, Hut Point, Indian Point, Inner Point, Point Louisa, Mendenhall Peninsula, Middle Point, Norway Point, Outer Point, Spaulding Point, Spuhn Point, Sunny Point,

Channels:

Gastineau Channel,

Cities:

Juneau,

Cliffs:

Two Echo Cliffs,

Dams:

Douglas Island Reservoir Dam, Nugget Creek Dam, Salmon Creek Dam, Switzer Creek Number 2 Dam,

Glaciers:

Eagle Glacier, Herbert Glacier, Juneau Icefield, Leaking Glacier, Lemon Creek Glacier, Mendenhall Glacier, Nugget Creek Glacier, Ptarmigan Glacier, Quartz Glacier,

Hills:

Court House Hill, Jamestown Hill, Pederson Hill, Starr Hill, Taku Hill, Tolch Rock,

Islands:

Battleship Island, Coghlan Island, Colt Island, Douglas Island, Horse Island, Indian Island, Juneau Island, Portland Island, Shaman Island, Spuhn Island, Suedla Island,

Lakes:

Auke Lake, Cropley Lake, Dredge Lake, Mendenhall Lake, Nugget Creek, Peterson Lake, Windfall Lake,

Mountains:

Amherst Peak, Mount Anderson, Auke Mountain, Mount Ben Stewart, Mount Bradley, Bulger Hill, Bullard Mountain, Cairn Peak, Cathedral Peak, Deadview Peak, The Dukes, Emperor Peak, Mount Ernest Gruening, Folded Towers, Gastineau Peak, Glacier Grub Tower, Mount Juneau, Little Matterhorn, Mount Maria, Martin Peak, Matin Peak, McDonough Peak, McGinnis Mountain, Mount Meek, Mineral Hill, North Nugget Spire, Nugget Mountain, Observation Peak, Princess Peak, Rhino Peak, Roberts Peak, Saddle Mountain, Scorpion Peak, The Snow Towers, Snowdrift Peak, Spencer Peak, Stroller White Mountain, Table Top Mountain, Taku Towers, Thunder Mountain, Topless Peak, Treasury Hill, Triangle Peak, Mount Troy, Vesper Peak, Mount Wrather,

Parks:

Auke Recreation Area,

Mountain Passes:

Echo Pass, Igloo Pass,

Mountain Ranges:

Taku Range,

Ridges:

Blackerby Ridge, Canyon Ridge, Chicken Ridge, Heintzleman Ridge, The Horn, Juneau Ridge, Mendenhall Towers, Nugget Towers, Ptarmigan Ridge, Salmon Creek Divide, Salmon Ridge,

Rivers:

Mendenhall River,

Streams:

Arastra Creek, Auke Creek, Auke Nu Creek, Bay Creek, Bear Creek, Bear Creek, Black Bear Creek, Bullion Creek, Canyon Creek, Canyon Creek, Cove Creek, Cross Bay Creek, Duck Creek, Eagle Creek, Elevenmile Creek, Fall Creek, Falls Creek, Fish Creek, Goat Creek, Gold Creek, Goose Creek, Granite Creek, Grant Creek, Groundhog Creek (historical), Hendrickson Creek, Hilda Creek, Ice Creek, Johnson Creek, Jordan Creek, Kowee Creek, Lake Creek, Lawson Creek, Lemon Creek, Lena Creek, Lurvey Creek, McGinnis Creek, Montana Creek, Neilson Creek, Ninemile Creek, Nugget Creek, Paris Creek, Peterson Creek, Ready Bullion Creek, Salmon Creek, Sawmill Creek, Sheep Creek, Slate Creek, Snowslide Creek, Steep Creek, Switzer Creek, Vista Creek, Waydelich Creek, Windfall Creek,

Routes:

Lemon Creek Trail, Mount McGinnis Trail, Moller Ski Trail, Montana Creek Trail, Mount Roberts Trail, Nugget Creek Trail, Peterson Creek Trail, Rainforest Trail, Spaulding Trail, West Glacier Trail,

Valleys:

Arctic Gulch, Death Valley, Dix Gulch, Geary Gulch, Gold Creek Valley, Grouse Gulch, Hardscrabble Gulch, Icy Gulch, Impregnable Basin, Mendenhall Valley, Nugget Gulch, Prairie Basin, Prospect Gulch, Quartz Gulch (historical), Sheep Creek Basin, Snowslide Gulch, Specimen Creek, Spring Gulch,

Cities:

Auke (historical), Auke Bay, Douglas, Fairhaven, Fish Creek (historical), Lemon Creek, Lena Beach, Mendenhall Valley, Mendenhaven, New Boston (historical), Starr Hill, Thane, Treadwell (historical), Tsantikihin (historical), Vanderbilt Hill, West Juneau,

Waterfalls:

Alaska Chief Falls, Ebner Falls, Suicide Falls,