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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
Description - The discovery of gold in Canada's Yukon brought thousands of gold hungry
stampeders to Skagway and Dyea, Alaska. The White Pass Trail from
Skagway and the Chilkoot Trail from Dyea were the most popular overland
routes to the gold fields. Today the park has a visitor center in Skagway and
administers the Chilkoot Trail and White Pass Trail units.

Recreation - A variety of recreation opportunities are available for visitors at this historic site. Regularly scheduled ranger-guided tours and ranger slide presentations are available seasonally. In addition camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, picnicking, wildlife viewing and various winter sports are available for the enjoyment of all visitors.

Climate - Summers are generally cool and dry in Scagway and it is often windy. Jackets and layers are recommended for all visitors. Skagway is usually rainy in September.

Location - This site lies in Scagway, Alaska, on the southeastern coast of the state. It is accessible by car, plane, bus, ship or ferry.

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Filed By: Jeanne Smith (McPherson, KS)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I suppose we were in the more sedate group of travelers who visited Scagway because we went there on a cruise (time and mileage were factors), but Scagway and the train ride up to White Pass was the highlight of our trip to Alaska. At the beginning of our trip we met a couple who was just returning, and they said it should not be missed. Tonight I catalogued my hundred photos from the North Star state and decided that I agreed with them. Scagway was beautiful, and the scenery was absolutely magnificent.

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Contact Information:
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Alaska), 117 South Main Street , Seattle, WA, 98104, Phone: 206-553-7220

Additional Information:
Alaska National Parks and Monuments -
Alaska Travel Region - Inside Passage -
Alaska's Historic Sites -

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park (Washington) - Official agency website


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