Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park


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acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

Address:2nd St & Broadway
PO Box 517
Skagway, AK 99840

Phone:907-983-2921
Fax:907-983-9249
Web: www.nps.gov/klgo/
Size: 13,191 acres.
Established: Established on June 30, 1976.
Location:Skagway is reached by the South Klondike Hwy. and is 96 air miles north of Juneau and 110 miles south of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. It is served by the Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) System from Juneau and by public bus from Whitehorse.
Facilities:Campground, picnic area, restaurant/snacks, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ranger-guided tours.
Special Features:Historic buildings in Skagway and portions of Chilkoot and White Pass Trails, all prominent in the 1898 gold rush, are included in the park. Hiking the 33-mile Chilkoot Trail from near the Dyea townsite provides an opportunity to experience some of the challenges goldseekers faced.

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VISIT Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. It is an excellent free museum explaining how Seattle was propelled from a small town to a city the scramble to the Great Wild North.
Peter Lucchetti, a former park ranger for the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park and Skagway painter, crafts ice sculptures--including last year's 25-foot-high, 45-foot-long salmon.
National Park Service guides from the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park are on board for talks and questions between Seattle and Portland, and Klamath Falls and Eugene.
"Historically, the Chilkoot Trail took native people from the coastal parts of Alaska into the Yukon interior, where communities were ripe for trade," says Sandra Snell-Dobert, chief of interpretation and education at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. "People from the coastal regions would take fish oil, seal meat, seal furs, and native plants from that area, carry them over the path, and trade for moose hides, copper, and other resources you can find only in the interior."
(4) Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park oral history survey questionnaire, July 2001.
At the northern end of the Inside Passage, Skagway is one big outdoor museum--the entire downtown is a designated historic district, and scattered along the main drag are several buildings belonging to the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. One structure, the old railroad depot, serves as the park's interpretive center.
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. Includes Skagway's historic district, the nearby town site of Dyea, and historic trails over Chilkoot and White passes.
The largest increases were seen at Glacier Bay National Park, up 53,553 to a total of 413,382; at Sitka National Historical Park, up 39,783 to a total of 331,393; and at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, up 14,824 to a total of 903,079.
Today, Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is sponsoring Trails & Rails programs on the Empire Builder between Seattle mad Havre, Montana, and on the Coast Starlight between Seattle and Portland and Eugene, Oregon.