• The Slaven's beach on the Yukon River

    Yukon - Charley Rivers

    National Preserve Alaska

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  • Caribou Hunting Emergency Order

    Alaska Emergency Order 03-03-14 closes the southern portion of Unit 25B to state subsistence and state general hunts for caribou. This emergency order does not apply to federally qualified subsistence users within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. More »


Biederman Mail Service
Biederman's dogsled mail service departing from Eagle, ca 1930s.
UAF Archives, UAF-1977-0204-52

The Upper Yukon River region that includes Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve is full of stories. From those of the Han Athapaskans that have lived here for generations to the trappers and traders of the first Euro-American commercial interests, to the floods of people ensnared by the lure of Klondike gold. Some stories are still being written today such as those of the intrepid mushers taking part in the Yukon Quest.

The staff here at Yukon-Charley Rivers work to document and preserve these stories that they may be shared. The following links are just a few examples to pique your interest. make sure to check back for updates!


Did You Know?

Fires burned over 120,000 acres during the 1999 fire season

Over 120,000 acres of forest were burned in Yukon-Charley Rivers N.P. during the 1999 fire season, threatening or destroying several historic sites.