Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway, Alaska is considering the construction and renovation of recreational facilities in Dyea, in the vicinity of the Dyea Campground and the trailhead for the Chilkoot Trail. A parking area would be constructed at the trailhead of the Chilkoot Trail, an adjoining day use site would be updated, a trail connection between the Dyea Campground and trailhead/day use area would be improved and brought to accessibility standards, and a road segment would be constructed at the north end of the campground.
This visitor hub in Dyea would contain recreational facilities, such as:
• a gravel parking area for trail hikers and day use visitors
• a drop-off area for shuttle buses from Skagway
• parking for oversize vehicles and commercial use operators
• interpretive and visitor orientation exhibits
• wayfinding signage
• a relocated historic cabin to serve as an unstaffed visitor contact station
• an accessible trail between the trailhead and the campground day-use area
• a new gravel road segment in the campground
Existing facilities in the area such as the campground, campground day use area, toilets, and trash service would be retained.
The park is seeking feedback on these preliminary design concepts. Based on feedback, the park will evaluate further actions, including a potential range of alternatives, and potentially initiate environmental compliance.