The History of Trapper Creek

Trapper Creek lies 46 miles northwest of Willow off the George Parks Highway in the Mat-Su Borough. It lies at approximately 61 51' N Latitude, 150 22' W Longitude . The community is located in the Talkeetna Recording District. The area encompasses 216 sq. miles of land and 3 sq. miles of water.

Miners built the Petersville Road in the 1920s and federal homesteading began here in 1948. It is a local name, first reported in 1958 by the U.S. Geological Survey. The Parks Highway opened as far as Trapper Creek in 1967.


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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development