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

    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?

Historic photo of a steamship surrounded by a crowd at the docks in Seattle

Over 100,000 people started off for the Klondike gold fields, but less than 30,000 actually made it to the gold fields in Dawson City, Yukon Territory. The difficulties of the Chilkoot and White Pass trails forced many to turn back. More...