Collecting and Harvesting

Can I mine for gold?

Recreational gold panning is permitted in park rivers and streams. Disturbance of soil or subsurface areas is prohibited, so the use of shovels, picks, explosives, sluice boxes, suction dredges, etc. is not allowed.

May I collect rocks?

Recreational rock collecting by hand (no tools) is permitted.

May I collect mushrooms, nuts, berries, etc.?

Yes, small quantities of these items may be collected by hand for personal use. No tools are allowed, and commercial harvesting is prohibited.

Is hunting, fishing, and trapping allowed in the park?

Fishing is allowed in accordance with state laws. Hunting is not allowed. Trapping is not allowed. Subsistence hunting is not allowed.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1727
Seward, AK 99664


(907) 422-0500
General park information. The phone is answered Monday - Friday (8am - 5pm), except holidays. During the summer, the visitor center is available every day.

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