» Skagway, AK (SEE OTHER INFORMATION)
Mary Bangham (936) 230-2246
Father’s Day is June 16. Visit Jewel Gardens and Garden City Glassblowers. Hike to Yakutania Point and Smuggler’s Cove. Yakutania Point and Smuggler’s Cove are both short, easy hikes that end at a picturesque point perfect for a picnic lunch or some “scenic drinking.” Visit the Gold Rush Cemetery. Watch the Days of ’98 theatrical performance, but watch out you might get included, $20 daytime performance, $22 evening. Tour the city museum and sculpture garden. The Skagway town museum and the sculpture garden are located right next to each other on 8th and Spring. The museum concentrates on the illustrious history of the town, with an emphasis on Soapy Smith, the local con man. The sculpture garden contains nearly 50 different sculptures from local, regional and renowned artisans. Cost: $2 for the museum, $5 for the sculpture garden. Visit the National Park museums and Moore Homestead. Take a ride on the narrow-gauge White Pass & Yukon Route railroad built in 1898
There is free parking at the Skagway Overflow Camping area which is also a brush dump and good for 1-2 nights. However, in order to park at this location all main campgrounds must be full. Contact the Skagway Police Department for a permit, 17th Ave. and State St., if the door is locked use the intercom button or call (907) 983-2232.
Note: Customs are at approximately mile 8 for US and approximately mile 20 for Canada and are closed part of the night. If you boon dock between them you cannot travel east or west until they open.
(FERRY FROM SKAGWAY TO HAINES, ALL VEHICLES OVER 30 FEET LONG OR 8 FEET WIDE ARE CONSIDERED OVERSIZED AND MUST BE BOOKED BY AN AGENT IN A TERMINAL OR AT THE CALL CENTER, (800) 642-0066. THE SMALLER FERRYS REQUIRE YOU TO BACK ONTO THE SHIP, SO ASK WHICH DAYS THE LARGER FERRY RUNS.)
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