• Nine men pose with gear at the Alaska-British Columbia border in the snow

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska


Modern photo of two white flowers

Dwarf dogwood, also known as bunch berry, found along the Chilkoot Trail.

NPS photo/Katie Unertl

For a list frequently seen flora and fauna click here:
Wild Klondike: A Brochure on Ecology in Klondike Gold Rush NHP

Klondike Gold Rush NHP has diverse and interesting flowers, tree and shrubs. We encourage you to admire and photograph the plants, but please do not pick or collect plants.

You are allowed to pick edible fruits for your own consumption - but please be careful. Be warned that eating wild plants can be hazardous, as there are some deadly poisonous plants lurking around! These include water hemlock, baneberry, and amanita mushrooms. Please look them up and know what they look like before you attempt to collect and consume wild plants.

If you want to explore the Dyea tidal flats, check the tide tables first!
And always remember: BEARS LOVE BERRIES !


Did You Know?

Pile of boards and canvas in abandoned on rocks

The mystery of why these canvas boats were left behind at the Chilkoot summit of Klondike Gold Rush NHP, remains unsolved. One theory reports that it was too costly to pay the customs to take them over the border. Perhaps they were too flimsy for the rough waters of Bennett Lake?