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Prospector John's Gold-N-Paddle

Mile 48 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99669
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Nice Stop

Stopped on our way to Soldotna and picked up some jerky - EXCELLENT - and snacks. The gentleman at... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
BubbleMarker
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Great Beef Jerky!

We stopped on our way to fishing on the Kenai River for some beef jerky - Prospector John's did not... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Ocean-Traveler55
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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My property is in Cooper Landing nestled in the Kenai Mountains and next to the beautiful Kenai Lake. We are approx 2/1/4 mile from where the Kenai Lake dumps into the start of Kenai River. We teach prospecting and gold panning skills and you learn how to find gold starting with a shovel and raw river gravel.We also have gem and fossil panning, my own brand of wild meat jerky, mining and prospecting supplies and a small gift shop with Alaskan made gifts. We also have a full day prospecting and back country excursion into the wilderness where you can see the Alaskan wilderness up close and prospect for gold in a wild stream if you so desire...
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Mile 48 Sterling Highway, Cooper Landing, AK 99669
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Stopped on our way to Soldotna and picked up some jerky - EXCELLENT - and snacks. The gentleman at the counter was very friendly. Pick up a free gratefulness rock

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We stopped on our way to fishing on the Kenai River for some beef jerky - Prospector John's did not disappoint. The jerky was excellent!

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

We did not do the gold n paddle.We paid for the Prospecting in Alaska-which is the shovel up a bucket of pay dirt on their property off the side of the road and pan for gold. Their gift shop is nice. The 2 staff we...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We came here with our 7 and 8 year olds. The gold panning kept them both very interested and they had a blast anticipating their big haul! The folks here are patient and friendly and treated them to some science lessons as well. There's also...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

When we booked this trip we weren't really sure what to expect. This excursion actually turned out to be one of the highlights of or trip. Prospector John took us deep into the woods as we made our way to a very secluded spot where...More

Thank Tammy R
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Prospectorjohns, Owner at Prospector John's Gold-N-Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2016

Thank you for a very pleasant adventure. I had a lot of fun sharing my world with you.

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Reviewed August 25, 2015

Planned our trip to Alaska for 2 years. Read about the all day back country experience and had loved seeing more of Alaska country. Being afraid of bears was my only concern. Having a little more knowledge of them from this trip has eased that...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2015

There really is a prospector John, and he'll show you and teach you how to find gold flakes using a sluice and a gold pan. He's the expert. Don't expect to get rich, but whether you are young or old you'll have a good time.

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Reviewed July 21, 2015

What a fantastic excursion this was. Our family had a great time on the hike with prospector John, he had some great stories to share and is a wealth of knowledge. He ensured that everyone had a great time. We may not have struck it...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a lot of fun panning today. Our two teen boys got into it and liked using the sluice. While we didn't get rich, it was a fun hour and a half. It looks like it be might be a typical tourist trap since...More

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was an awesome excursion. I loved the hike with prospector John. He was a wealth of information about the Alaskan wilderness. This trip gives you a true feel of Alaska. You hike with provided waders and a stick walking through creeks and animal trails,...More

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