Coal Creek Dredge

Black and white photograph of the Coal Creek Dredge

NPS/Josh Spice


The Coal Creek Dredge is a piece of living history in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve. Located about a mile off the Yukon River, up the Coal Creek drainage, the dredge stands as it did when the miners left it, decades ago. Many tools and supplies remain inside as if the workers walked away yesterday.

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4 minutes, 27 seconds

An informative tour on how dredges like the Coal Creek Dredge function. NPS/Josh Spice & Sean Tevebaugh


Step back in time and experience the history of mining in Yukon-Charley Rivers by:

- Learning about Placer Mining History and Techniques

- Re-living and Remembering Life at Coal Creek

- Reading about the History of the Coal Creek Dredge

- Learning about The Gold Dredge Creator: Walter Johnson

Last updated: March 1, 2024

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