ENVIRONMENT YUKON






Campgrounds and recreation sites

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Campgrounds/recreation sites brochure and map

Please note that Yukon government campgrounds are operated on a first come, first served basis. Reservations are not available. Register each stay.

Camping season: serviced May – September

In 2017, all campgrounds and recreation sites are fully serviced May 19 to September 10, with 12 fully serviced May 12 through October 1.

Services include firewood, garbage collection, and outhouse maintenance.

Off-season: unserviced October – May

From October through May, you may use sites where gates are open, however, the snow is not plowed. There is no fee for Yukon residents.

All campers must register and bring their own toilet paper, firewood, and pack out their garbage.

Check Yukon511.ca for road conditions prior to travelling.

For more information, visit these pages:

Roadside campgrounds

Click on the site name for information, including a map.

Current status and seasonal availability guide

Availability of campsites in our 42 road-accessible campgrounds varies by season and day of the week. Campgrounds within 1.5 to 2 hours of Whitehorse experience heavy use on holidays and weekends.

Consider less busy campgrounds as shown below. Historic trends are indicated as follows.

Very good campsite availability during the week, including weekends.

Good campsite availability Sunday to Thursday night; usually busier or full on Friday and Saturday nights, especially on holiday weekends.

Poor campsite availability; often full all week; arrive by early afternoon for best chance at getting a site.

 

Undiscovered campground: Indicates campgrounds a part of Yukon's undiscovered campgrounds campaign that are slightly further away from Yukon's main communities.

Charts updated July 20, 2017, 11:35 a.m.

Campground CURRENT STATUS May June- Aug. Sep. Additional information
Serviced May 12 - October 1, 2017

Congdon Creek

Conrad

Klondike Road Relay, Sep. 8, 9. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates and on long weekends.

Fox Lake

Lake Laberge

Marsh Lake

Pine Lake

Anticipate a busy campground on long weekends. Cookshack Music event Sept. 16.
Snafu Lake

Squanga Lake

Tarfu Lake

Twin Lakes

Boat launch closed.

Watson Lake

Discovery Days Aug. 18-21. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates.

Wolf Creek

Bear in area. Please keep food and attractants in vehicles.
Serviced May 19 - September 10, 2017

Aishihik Lake

Big Creek

Dezadeash Lake

 

Drury Creek

Engineer Creek

 
Ethel Lake

Five Mile Lake

Frances Lake
Frenchman Lake
Johnson Lake

Klondike River

Music Festival, Dome Race July 21-23; Baseball Tournament Aug. 1-4; Mud Bog Aug. 18-20, Discovery Days Aug. 17-20, Slo-Pitch Sep 1-4. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates.

Kusawa Lake

 

Lake Creek

Lapie Canyon

Little Salmon
Million Dollar Falls
Moose Creek
Nahanni Range
Nunatuk
Quiet Lake South
Cookshack Music/Parks Day event July 15 - moved to Nunatuk Campground. This road is better suited for vehicles with clearance. It is rough and narrow in places.
Quiet Lake North
This road is better suited for vehicles with clearance. It is rough and narrow in places.

Rock River

Simpson Lake

Snag Junction

Takhini River

Tatchun Creek

Tatchun Lake
May be busy in June and July.

Teslin Lake

Hà Kus Teyea July 27-30. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates and on long weekends.
Tombstone
July 23-28 and weekend events. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates. Open until Sept. 17.
Yukon River
Music Festival, Dome Race July 21-23; Baseball Tournament Aug. 1-4; Mud Bog Aug. 18-20, Discovery Days Aug. 17-20, Slo-Pitch Sep 1-4. Anticipate a busy campground on these dates.

 

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Recreation sites

Click on the site name for information, including a map.

Yukon has 12 recreation sites for day use only. Overnight camping is not permitted.

Recreation site (CURRENT STATUS) Additional information
Five Finger Rapids

Five Mile Lake

Kookatsoon Lake

Gate locked at 10 p.m. in summer.
Liard Canyon

Marsh Lake

Open 7 am - 10 p.m. in summer.
Morley River
Nisutlin River
Otter Falls
Pickhandle Lake
Rancheria Falls
Spruce Beetle Trail
Tagish Bridge

 

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Backcountry campgrounds

Yukon Parks maintains nine backcountry campgrounds. These sites have limited facilities and can be accessed by foot, air, or water.

Registration is not required at Fort Selkirk and Thirty Mile sites. A special permit is required for Tombstone backcountry sites.

Lost and found

The following items have been found at a Yukon government campground. Please contact the Parks Branch (unless otherwise indicated) to identify and/or claim your item(s).

Please call our Whitehorse office at 867-667-5648 to describe and claim.

If you have a LOST item, report the item using the "lost and found" sections of local newspapers and radio stations.

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Contact Yukon Parks

Phone: 867-667-5648
Park Officers: 867-456-3974
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5648
Fax: 867-393-6223
Email: yukon.parks@gov.yk.ca
Facebook: www.facebook.com/getoutyukon Address: Box 2703 (V-4) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6