Paddlewheel Graveyard

Photo Credit: Greg McMullen
Photo Credit: Amanda Warren

Tucked secretly amongst the spruce trees and the west bank of the Yukon River, you will find the wooden vestiges of several paddlewheelers. Once considered the primary mode of transportation in the region, these boats were abandoned when ground travel became more popular. Here the massive wrecks linger, waiting for you to explore the collapsed pile of wooden planks and rotting struts.

Getting Here:

Board the George Black Ferry (landing at the north end of Front Street), and travel across the Yukon River.  Make your way to the Yukon River Campground and continue to the end of the road.  Depending on the time of the season, you can either walk along the beach or follow the trail in the woods.

Be aware that the site is unmanaged and should be explored at your own risk.  Drop by the Visitor Information Centre to ask about weather and water levels before venturing over.