Chilkoot Trail Flood Advisory
Flood Status: Minor flood stage and falling. Hikers should expect knee to thigh deep water for extended stretches within the first 3 miles. Contact the Trail Center in Skagway or phone 907-983-9234 between 8am and 5pm for the latest information.
Public Meeting on Dyea Planning
Contact: Theresa Thibault, 907 983-9244
A public information meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by the National Park Service staff at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park to provide an update on planning for the Dyea area and to obtain ideas and comments from the public. It will be an open house format from 4-7 pm at the park auditorium in the visitor center at the corner of Broadway and 2nd Avenue. Brief presentations about planning objectives and progress to date will be offered at 5 pm and 6 pm.
Did You Know?
No gold was ever found in the Skagway River valley. The actual gold fields were approximately 550 miles north, near the junction of the Klondike and Yukon Rivers in Dawson City. Skagway became known as the gateway to the Klondike gold fields, a bustling supply town.