Chilkoot Trail Bridge Out
A bridge, south of Canyon City (6 1/2 miles fromtrail head) has collapsed under heavy snow load and is out until further notice. Hikers should be prepared to wade through a boggy section, and water may be knee or waist deep during high water conditions. More »
Chilkoot Travel Advisory-Increased Avalanche Risk
Park Canada Travel Advisory: Due to a cold, late spring persistent winter conditions exist on the Chilkoot Trail. Visitors will encounter late-winter snowpack conditions with increased avalanche risk and more snow covered trail sections. More »
Be A Junior Ranger
KLONIDKE GOLD RUSH NHP OPENS A NEW ACTIVITY CENTER FOR KIDS!
Join Park Rangers from Klondike Gold Rush NHP at our Junior Ranger Station. The new center gives kids the chance to dress up as a stampeder, play victorian games, touch wild animal pelts, and earn a Junior Ranger badge!
Junior Ranger Activity Center
Explore. Learn. Protect. That is what being a Junior Ranger is all about.
If you are in Skagway, come visit Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park's Visitor Center. There you can pick up a Junior Ranger Book and spend the day exploring gold rush history.
If you would like to get a head start on your Junior Ranger Badge for Klondike Gold Rush National Historical park you can download your workbook now and get started today! Just select your age group and print out the booklet.
Once you have finished the booklet you can bring it to the Visitor Center and find a ranger or send it to:
Klondike Gold Rush NHP
Visit public lands around Alaska and become an Alaska Adventure Ranger!
Are you visiting Alaska and want to become a Jr. Ranger?
More than 80% of Alaska is public lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management, as well as other state and local agencies! Many of the sites have Jr. Ranger Programs! If you visit 3+ participating sites you can become an Alaska Adventure Ranger. Simply participate in each site's Jr. Ranger program and track your adventure with the Alaska Adventure Ranger worksheet. A ranger will initial your worksheet at each stop. At the third park, forest, or wildlife refuge a ranger will award you with a special re-usable lunch bag! Happy Travels!
Did You Know?
The official Alaska state mineral is gold, which played a major role in the opening of Alaska for future development. There were more than 50 gold rushes in Alaska and the Yukon from 1880 to 1915. Learn about one of them at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park!