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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 was in the process of planning a new territorial campground. The project is on hold due to legal action.

The proposed campground 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 would be used for the new campground.


YESAB review


The Department of Environment, on behalf of the Yukon government, issued a Decision Document on January 22, 2014 that accepted the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board recommendation that the Atlin Lake Campground Project proceed with terms and conditions. View the document and other project documents on the YESAB website.


Proposed features

Campground opportunities would include 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 proposed campground would be the only public access point in Yukon to Atlin Lake, the largest inland lake in British Columbia.

Proposed features:

The plan to develop a campground on Atlin Lake is part of the Yukon government’s commitment to:



Resources

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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