• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

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  • Closed May 1

    Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park will be closing early May 1, 2014. The visitor center will be closed from 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm and will not be opened for First Thursday evening activities.

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?

earth moving during Seattle regrade

These "buttes" are the remnants of some of Seattle's steep hills, leveled during major regrading from about the time of the gold rush until the 1930's.