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Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

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Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

The Dyea Campground is located 9 miles from Skagway. Nestled in the trees along the banks of the Taiya River with limited amenities, the Dyea Campground is a restful place from busy town. The campground is within a short drive or bike ride of the historic townsite of Dyea and a half mile from the Chilkoot Trailhead. The campground is monitored by National Park Service rangers and is open when free of snow.

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Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is located in Alaska

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Directions

The Dyea Campground is located 9 miles from Skagway and .5 miles from the the Chilkoot trailhead.

Coordinates

59.50725 N
135.350498 W

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Reviewed Jul. 25, 2023

Dyea Flats

Take Dyea road all the way down over the the Taiya River bridge. It says the max height is 11’2” - That’s not correct - Mack Trucks fit over this bridge and drive it regularly. Take a left after the bridge and go past the town historic site and campground. You’ll likely already see other RVs on the flats. They’re not monitored by the campground other than someone coming by occasionally to check the site for clean up.

Do not park too close to the beach - it has a infamously high tide. You’ll see the algae lines from past tides. It is beautiful and quiet but is frequented by tourists during the day and ATVs.

There are two brown tipped black bears that frequent the area. You can see them looking for fish at low tide or playing together in the meadow. They are small but not cubs. Most black bears in the area are very small.

There is a long to do around this area of Dyea and you’re about a 20-25 min drive from Skagway.

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Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park by Arielle J., July 25, 2023
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Kate K.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2018

Dyes Flats are like a dream

Private spaces, beautiful views, northern lights, eagles, bears, river, ocean….all the things. Perfect for an over-night or several days in seclusion. It’s about a twenty-thirty minute drive from town. The tougher your vehicle, the better, but 4wd not needed. You can camp on the outskirts of the grounds for an open view of the flats, or get a more secluded spot in the trees. It’s a dream. Dyea has such amazing history. There’s a bar/restaurant/Airbnb on the way. The sweetest woman runs it and she’ll tell you all you need to know about the area.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park by Kate K., October 9, 2018
  • Review photo of Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park by Kate K., October 9, 2018
Kate K.
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2018

Everything you need.

The camping spaces are a little close together, though there are enough it’s easy to get to some privacy. It’s got everything you need, though for better views and further privacy, I’d recommend driving a little further toward the flats. Dyea always seems like the perfect kind of quiet, though it gets the most traffic during the summer and both US and Canadian holidays. I suggest going in September. The weather is perfect-not too cold, solid breeze but warm sunshine. The leaves start to change to a beautiful yellow.

Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park by Kate K., October 9, 2018
  • Review photo of Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park by Kate K., October 9, 2018
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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2018

great free campground

we loved this campground, road is curvy and rough with a low bridge, so don’t attempt if your over 11’1”. short drive to town, great views, and an interesting walk through the interpretive part of the park, lots of history there!

k
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

Dyea Campground

This campground is unbelievable and makes me always want to to stay out longer when I come out here. There are tables and is really chilly at night. It is really depressing seeing the ice glaciers melt right in front of you because of global warming.

Lindsay B.
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

Chilkoot Trail = Heaven

The Dyea campground is the trail head for the Chilkoot Trail. The Chilkoot Trail was my first backpacking experience and pure heave. Spend time on the Canada side (in the rain shadow and sunny and amazing). Bring bear mace. Grizzlies love Dyea.

  • Review photo of Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park by Lindsay B., June 18, 2015
  • Review photo of Dyea Campground — Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park by Lindsay B., June 18, 2015
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