Hunting and Gathering Policies

Gathering edible plants and mushrooms
At Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, non-commercial collecting of mushrooms and berries is allowed. Commercial collecting is strictly prohibited. Mushroom harvest is limited to three gallons per day for non-commercial use. For your safety, please learn to properly identify berries and/or mushrooms before eating as poisonous species do occur within park boundaries.


Federal lands owned as part of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park are closed to all hunting, trapping, and subsistence activities (excluding berries and mushrooms). Federally owned parcels exist in Dyea, along the Chilkoot Trail, and in the White Pass area (see map). State owned lands within the boundaries of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park are open to hunting and trapping in accordance with state law. maps of National park Service owned and managed lands are available at the park headquarters on 2nd and Broadway in Skagway.

Hunters are responsible for knowing and complying with current hunting regulations and must carry licenses, harvest tickets, and tags while hunting on non-federal lands withing the park. Hunters are required to show these to federal and state law enforcement officers on request.

Please be aware that there are private land holdings within the boundaries of the park. Do not enter private land without the landowner's permission. You must known the land status of where you are at all times to be sure you are hunting legally. Federal and state law prohibits anyone from interfering with another hunter's pursuit of game.


Other resources for hunters

Topgraphic map with park owned parcels marked

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Last updated: February 25, 2016

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Mailing Address:

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park
P.O. Box 517

Skagway, AK 99840


907 983-9200

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