• Stampeders Hiking the Golden Stair case with heavy packs

    Klondike Gold Rush

    National Historical Park Alaska

State of the Park

State of the Park Report

In 1916, the public entrusted the National Park Service with the care of our most special places - places that preserve the natural and cultural history of America for everyone to experience.

We take this responsibility seriously and want to make sure that we are doing what is necessary to protect parks for future generations. So, scientists and managers across the country are creating State of the Park Reports to evaluate and communicate park conditions in a clear and simple way.

Here at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, our report provides:

a snapshot of the status and trend in the condition of the park's most important resources and values

a summary of complex scientific, scholarly, and park operations information

highlights of our stewardship activities and accomplishments

key issues and challenges facing park managers

We will use this report to guide decisions and priorities in the future. We hope you'll join us in our effort to preserve Klondike Gold Rush NHP.

Did You Know?

museum exhibit at Klondike Gold Rush NHP showing a year's supply of food in bags, barrels and crates, a gold pan sits on top of the pile

The Canadian government required those going to the Klondike gold fields to bring a year's supply of food with them to avoid starvation during the long Yukon winter. Some of the recommended supplies included 400 pounds of flour, 200 pounds of bacon, and 100 pounds of beans!