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Atlin Lake campground

View from proposed Atlin Lake Campground (YG photo)

In order to meet the growing demand for recreational opportunities in Yukon by residents and visitors, the Government of Yukon is in the process of planning a new territorial campground. It would be built at the northern end of Atlin Lake, Yukon, a 1-½ hour drive from Whitehorse and a one hour drive from Atlin, BC, at km 39.5 on the Atlin Lake Road. A 112-hectare park reserve established in 1971 will be used for the new campground, which is intended to open in May 2015.

YESAB review

The Department of Environment, on behalf of the Yukon government, issued a Decision Document on January 22, 2014 that accepts the YESAB recommendation that the Atlin Lake Campground Project proceed with terms and conditions. You can view the document and other project documents on the YESAB website.

Proposed features

Campground users can look forward to fishing, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing at White Mountain, visiting historical features, wildlife viewing, and visiting Atlin, Tagish, Carcross and the surrounding area. The new campground would be the only public access point in Yukon to Atlin Lake, the largest inland lake in British Columbia.

Proposed features:

Survey results

Yukon Parks conducted survey about site design options and recreational use of the proposed Atlin Lake Campground. Thank you to those who responded. A summary of survey results is available here.


The development of the new Atlin Lake Campground is part of the Yukon government’s commitment to:


Parks Branch

Environment Yukon

Government of Yukon

Box 2703 (V-4)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5648
Toll free (in Yukon): 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648
Fax: 867-393-6223

Email: yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca

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