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Coal Creek Dredge

Coal Creek Dredge
NPS Photo by Josh Spice

The Coal Creek Dredge is a piece of living history in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.
Located about a mile off the Yukon River, up the Coal Creek drainage, the dredge stands as it did when the miners left it, decades ago. Many tools and supplies remain inside as if they walked away yesterday.

Step back in time and experience the history of mining in Yukon-Charley Rivers by:

- Taking a Self-Guided Dredge Tour (pdf)

- Learning about Placer Mining History and Techniques

- Re-living and Remembering Life at Coal Creek

- Reading about the History of the Coal Creek Dredge

Did You Know?

Charley River

The Charley River has a gradient of 31 feet per mile and is considered by many to be one of the premier whitewater experiences in interior Alaska.