Five Finger Rapids

Recreation site (day use only)
Region: 
Klondike
Serviced: 
May 15 - September 7, 2020

Location

Km marker: 
380 Klondike Highway
GPS coordinates: 
62.273°N 136.343°W
Map download: 
Five Finger Rapids Recreation Site map (850.55 KB)

Services available

Outhouse unisex

Bear proof garbage bins

Picnic tables

Hiking trails

At least one wheelchair accessible outhouse

Viewing structures or signage about local cultural and natural history

Description: 
  • Good place to stretch your legs while driving the North Klondike Highway.
  • Features a viewing platform, 219-step staircase and trail with interpretive panels.
  • The name comes from the 4 islands that split the river into 5 channels.
  • The rapids were a danger for gold seekers during the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • In the 1900s, explosives were used to widen this channel.