History and Wildness

Located in Interior Alaska, Yukon-Charley Rivers offers exploration in a largely untouched landscape. Whether you float the mighty Yukon River or paddle the Charley River's whitewater, your memories will last a lifetime. Geology, cultural history, gold rush remnants, wildlife, and vast scenery will be a part of your experience. But, the strongest element will be solitude. Your adventure awaits.

Kayakers on the Yukon River in fall

Experience the Yukon River

Trip planning information for floating the Yukon River

Rafters on the Charley River

Floating the Charley River

Trip planning information for floating the Charley River

Yukon River view at a public use cabin

Public Use Cabins

Stay in the free public use cabins along the Yukon River

Clouds above the Yukon River and bluffs

Virtual Tours

Interactive ways of experiencing the preserve from the palm of your hand or comfort of your home

Cover of the Gold, Steel, & Ice book by NPS Historian Chris Allan

History Publications

Read or download a study of the gold rush and mining machinery in Yukon-Charley Rivers

Archaeologists working in the mountains of Yukon-Charley Rivers

Dig into Alaska Archaeology

Learn more about Alaska's ancient history and rich cultural traditions

Aerial view of the Yukon River in fall

What is Yukon-Charley Rivers?

A land with rich history that is wilder today than it was 100 years ago. Find out what Yukon-Charley Rivers is all about.

Coal Creek Dredge with fall colors


Why this land is preserved and protected.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 167
Eagle, AK 99738


(907) 547-2233

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