• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Visitor Center Closing at 1 pm

    Thursday Sept 4, 2014 the park visitor center will close at 1:00 pm.

  • Area disruptions Sept 3 and Sept 4

    Both local area streets, and walkways will be affected Sept 3 - Sept 4 by the NFL Gameday Village and Seattle Seahawks home opener. Street parking may be extremely limited and in area private lots will have higher than normal special event prices.

Looking For Gold

Panning for gold in a stream
Whether you're interested in just recreational panning or more serious types of gold extraction like sluicing or dredging each state, province, and territory has their own rules and regulations regarding equipment, locations, times, and activities.

Please check your those governing units for rules where you are interested in looking for gold.

If you're interested in learning more about finding gold, but don't have either the knowledge, experience, or even equipment a good place to start your search is to locate a local mining club. Often these clubs hold classes for finding gold. Often these clubs or miners's associations control multiple claims where clubs members can try their luck at finding gold.

Washington State links

If you are interested in looking for gold in the state of Washington you need to check http://wdfw.wa.gov/habitat/goldfish/.


Did You Know?

Did You Know? 3000 pack animals died on the White Pass Trail

Over 3000 pack animals perished during the winter of 1897-98 on the White Pass Trail between Skagway and the Canadian border.